Synonyms for leap


1. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, jump, jumping
usage: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
2. leap, jump, saltation, transition
usage: an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
3. jump, leap, increase
usage: a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
4. leap, distance
usage: the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"


1. jump, leap, bound, spring, move
usage: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
2. leap, jump, switch, shift, change
usage: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
3. jump, leap, jump off, move
usage: jump down from an elevated point; "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
4. jump, leap
usage: cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
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