leapfrogged leapfrogged  /ˈlipf ˌrɔɡd/


  1. (n) advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors
  2. (n) a game in which one child bends down and another leaps over
  3. (v) jump across
  4. (v) progress by large jumps instead of small increments


  1. But as other male colleagues leapfrogged past, her salary never rose above $60,000 and she never landed the promised job of store manager.
  2. For example, the whole financial system leapfrogged into electronic banking in the mid-1990s, bypassing all messy dealings with checks and other paper transactions.
  3. Foreign policy has leapfrogged to the top.


  • Broadcom hits tera-ops with comms processor

    Broadcom's former NetLogic group leapfrogged rival Cavium by sampling the first comms processor to handle a trillion operations per second. View the full article HERE .
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EETimes


  1. Atherton wrote in his column in the Times: "It is a puzzling selection because it is difficult to see how he will make the final XI, unless Ryan Sidebottom suffers a recurrence of his back stiffness or he has suddenly leapfrogged Sidebottom, James...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Michael Atherton Source: WalesOnline

  2. "Playoff implications were big on this one, so it was good that we leapfrogged them in the standings," Brand said. "Now we need to put a string of games together so we can continue to win."
    on Feb 24, 2007 By: Elton Brand Source: Forbes

  3. "We haven't leapfrogged to another level because you can't play good one week and get throttled the next," Hanson said. "But we have put ourselves in a position where we're playing for something, so that should be an incentive. Getting...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Jason Hanson Source: USA Today

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