leapt leapt  /ˈlɛpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  2. (n) an abrupt transition
  3. (n) a sudden and decisive increase
  4. (n) the distance leaped (or to be leaped)
  5. (v) move forward by leaps and bounds
  6. (v) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
  7. (v) jump down from an elevated point
  8. (v) cause to jump or leap

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Usage(s):

  1. He had leapt to his death.
  2. Both countries have claimed the islands as their own for more than a century, and in recent weeks the historic squabble has leapt once more to the forefront of bilateral relations.
  3. Brendan McDermidReuters Banks shares leapt 53% since early March.

News

  1. Riverdale police pursue man in stolen cop car

    Riverdale police pursue man in stolen cop car by Kimball Bennion The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 15, 2013 05:59PM MDT A man was arrested, again, after he allegedly leapt from the backseat of a Riverdale police cruiser and drove it into the next county. According to KUTV, Riverdale police initially detained the man in the car on suspicion of being intoxicated in public. Somehow, the suspect ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Recorded phone conversations connect dots in former alderman’s bribery case: feds

    He’d been plotting to bribe a Los Angeles County official for months, prosecutors say. So when disgraced former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was offered a chance to seal the corrupt deal for a lucrative government contract, they say, he leapt at it. “Where do I sign?” Medrano was secretly recorded telling an undercover FBI agent, before joking that they could “cut our fingers” in a Mafia-style ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Lacy aces New Englands with record leap

    Catherine Lacy had no let up at the New England meet. In fact, she leapt right on board with the high expectations she’s earned acing every meet this season.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Darien Times

Quotes

  1. "We were the whistle blowers and they leapt in and ensured there was action on the ground," Clark told reporters.
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Helen Clark Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Moore said Ariel was her five-year-old daughter Liv's "favourite princess" so she "leapt at the chance" to get involved.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Julianne Moore Source: Arbroath Herald

  3. "There's a lot of controversies that I have eagerly leapt into in my time," said McCain when asked about Favre in Racine. "I'm not so dumb that I'm going to jump into that one. . . . We all agree that Brett Favre has provided America, and the...
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Chicago Tribune

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