Leap

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A boy leaping between concrete blocks.

Leap (/li:p/) is an English verbally meaning "to jump a large distance", and nominally meaning such a jump.[1]

Leap is an ambiregular verb - it has the third person form "leaps" (/li:ps/), the -ing form "leaping" (/li:pɪŋ(g)/) and a regular preterite and past participle "leaped" (/li:pt/), but also an irregular preterite and past participle "leapt" (/lept/). Note the pronunciation of the stem changes with the irregular form. The regular form is generally preferred in American English while the irregular form is generally preferred in British English.


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