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  • v. Present participle of leap.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from leap, to jump.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That leaps; jumping.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

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Examples

  • “Nick,” she says, the word leaping out before she has a chance to stop it.

    The Comeback Season

  • This is not your ordinary, everyday headline; that's for sure, and I feel sorry for the fellow now in the ECU; but I cannot shake the image of a deer with the Screaming Eagle on his shoulder leaping from a plane and shouting "Geronimo" as he opens his 'chute.

    October 20th, 2009

  • When he heated them they grew and grew, becoming quick and lumpy, until they could outwit him (and all his hungry guests waiting with beer and bread out in the yard) by leaping from the pan with their half-wings and running down the lane like boys.

    2010 April 04 « The BookBanter Blog

  • They fight him with the help of high-tech gizmos and near-superhuman feats: surviving car chases, leaping from a second-story window, dodging a syringe full of tetrodotoxin, “over a thousand times more lethal than cyanide.”

    2010 February 22 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • He was in all truth a hero, worthy to be of that wing-helmeted company leaping from the beaked boats upon the bloody English sands.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • Then down a green plain leaping, laughing, they run,

    Rip (Off) City (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Then they fought their way to the bank through swirling water and grinding ice, where, foremost in leaping to the rescue among the jarring fragments, was the Kid.

    AT THE RAINBOW'S END

  • Choose between burning to death or leaping from the 70th floor of a office tower.

    Cheney wrong on interrogation inquiry facts, Obama official says

  • But ask yourself this: Why do you take delight in leaping to such a wild conjecture from so fragile a springboard?

    MIND MELD: Books We Love That Everyone Else Hates (and Vice Versa)

  • Holmes demonstrated remarkable poise in leaping for the pass in the back corner of the end zone and keeping both of his toes inbounds as he crashed to the turf.

    Breaking down Super Bowl XLIII quarter-by-quarter

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