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verb as in jump, jump over; increase

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But he has somehow leapt to a higher plateau during the last few years—all the more amazing given his precarious health.

According to the sheriff, 18-year-old Levi Weaver begged the officer to shoot him, and then leapt at him.

Housing starts, which had been sandbagged by poor weather, leapt sharply.

You had never heard of me until I leapt up here and introduced myself.

Conservatives, notably Rush Limbaugh, leapt on CBS today to complain that late night would now be an overtly left-wing roustabout.

Suddenly the spaniel leapt up with that feverish, spider-like activity of the toy species and began to bark.

Then, as the atmosphere of the room surged back, tense with vitality, her mind leapt forward in welcome.

He leapt to his feet, his face convulsed as if at the horror of learning of a hitherto undreamt-of state of things.

Thus was he spared the look of utter loathing, of unconquerable, irrepressible disgust that leapt into her countenance.

He snatched up a lighted lantern that had been left in the doorway and leapt down the stairs and into the courtyard.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leapt, such as: rocket, skip, rise, ascend, bound, and bounce.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.