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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of leapfrog.


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  • Cloud Atlas (2004) by David Mitchell is another haunting book, a reading experience that can only be compared with an Everest ascent, with the thematic summit of the book occurring midway through, by which point we've leapfrogged from the the early nineteenth century to the twenty third (or thereabouts).

    MIND MELD: Non-Genre Books for Genre Readers

  • The Soyuz are kind of leapfrogged up there in order to always allow a speedy access to Earth, but they have a shelf life and so you have to get a new one up there every six months or so.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2001

  • With the strong arm of Roulette behind them, in July of 1966 "Hanky Panky" leapfrogged "Strangers in the Night" and "Paperback Writer" to the top of the singles charts. - News

  • "There was more of a niche media on the right for many years, and then Huffington Post and TPM" - as Talking Point Memo is commonly referred to - "took it to a new professional level that in some ways kind of leapfrogged over what the conservatives were doing," [Heritage's Conn] Carroll said. - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

  • Swiss regulators then leapfrogged ahead of other countries in demanding especially large capital cushions for UBS and Credit Suisse Group to protect the country's two megabanks.

    Signs of Strain at UBS Investment Bank

  • Murray leapfrogged Robin Soderling to regain the No. 4 spot, and Williams re-entered the Top 10 despite health woes that have sidelined her since Wimbledon.

    Masters Rookies Tend to Struggle

  • Bankruptcy -- or strong fear of being leapfrogged -- is the mother of invention and reinvention, whether in politics, academia or business.

    To Stabilize The Economy, Fix The U.S. Dollar

  • Instead, Egyptians, Tunisians and other peoples of the region fighting for revolutionary political and economic change have, without warning, leapfrogged over the United States and China and grabbed history's reins.

    Mark Levine: History's Shifting Sands

  • China has leapfrogged the world in pursuit of a low-carbon economy.

    Kenny Ausubel: The Revolution Has Begun - "The Shift Hits the Fan"

  • Yet any Rangers disappointment at having been leapfrogged by their Spanish hosts can be offset in part.

    Roberto Soldado strikes twice as Valencia beat Rangers


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