leapfrogging leapfrogging  /ˈlipf ˌrɔ ɡɪŋ/


  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. Far from buying in to the leapfrogging theory, some third world intellectuals see the Internet as a potential tool for exploitation.
  2. So long as supply barely equals demand, there will be leapfrogging price boosts; four countries announced 10% to 15% price hikes last Friday.
  3. For their part, the oil-producing nations insisted on separate agreements for each regionwhich the companies fear would open up the prospect of leapfrogging prices once again.


  1. Stay Fresh Foods Adds Second High Pressure Processing Line

    Hitting its volume targets more than a year ahead of schedule, high pressure processing (HPP) services provider Stay Fresh Foods is leapfrogging over its original growth plans to launch a second HPP line in September
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Meat and Poultry Online

  2. Behind the Wheel: Vehicle 19 Is an Exhilarating If Implausible Tour of South Africa’s Urban Milieu

    Vehicle 19 From South Africa, a better-than-average action thriller called Vehicle 19 pits blue-eyed, charismatic Paul Walker, star of the noisy, ridiculous Fast and Furious programmers (he’s currently leapfrogging this movie with Fast and Furious 6 ) against another car. The car loses, but only by a fender. It opens with a police chase going the wrong way in traffic, then flashes back to show ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer


  1. "He serves as chair of the most important committee in the United States Congress," Clinton said of Rangel. "He didn't get there by leapfrogging. He got there by lots of hard work."
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Our proposal would create a reasonable and fair solution for each state and would end the state leapfrogging that is moving the beginning of the process obscenely early," Anuzis said in a release. "A system like this would finally bring...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Saul Anuzis Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "With our new result we are leapfrogging the competition," said Blas Cabrera of Stanford University, co-spokesperson of the CDMS experiment, for which the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory hosts the project management....
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Blas Cabrera Source: innovations report

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