leapfrogged leapfrogged  /ˈlipf ˌrɔɡd/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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

Quotes

  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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