Translation of leap in Spanish:


saltar, v.

Pronunciation /lip/ /liːp/

See Spanish definition of saltar

intransitive verb leaped, leaped, leapt, leapt

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    (person/animal) saltar
    (person/animal) brincar
    to leap at sth no dejar pasar algo
    to leap on sb/sth
    she leaped over the barrier saltó por encima de la barrera
    • he leaped aside se echó a un lado de un salto
    • the dog leaped at his throat el perro le saltó al cuello
    • I saw her leap off the bus la vi bajarse del autobús de un salto
    • the children were leaping up and down with excitement los niños brincaban / daban brincos de alegría
    • my heart leaped at the news el corazón me dio un brinco al recibir la noticia
    • he leaped out of bed se levantó (de la cama) de un salto
    • two men leaped out at him dos hombres se le echaron encima / se abalanzaron sobre él
    • she leaped up/down the stairs two at a time subió/bajó las escaleras saltando de dos en dos
    • he leaped up and started shouting se levantó / se puso de pie de un salto y empezó a gritar
    • to leap to sb's assistance correr a ayudar a algn
    • When asked by one of its key suppliers to develop their website, staff leapt at the chance.
    • When the university approached Uncle Sam about the idea of an alumni center, he leaped at the opportunity.
    • She leaped at the opportunity and became one of only two women investment bankers on a staff of 150.
    • No doubt he also leapt at the reportedly very large but undisclosed sum of money.
    • Instead, as they were in the midst of an ad slump and eager to get their hands on big tranches of money, they leapt at the arrangement.
    • The country leapt at the chance to buy into a pack of lies.
    • When industrial palynology was in its infancy he leaped at a chance for retraining as a palynologist at Amoco's Tulsa Research Center.
    • Frankly, if I were Sir Alex, I'd be leaping at the chance to sell a creaking derelict to my fiercest rivals for nearly £7m.
    • He scanned the crowd and his heart leapt excitedly when he spotted her.
    • His heart leaped and he jumped out of his bed, ran across his room and slammed his door.
    • On the night Joe died, they found the ladders partly pulled down, despite them normally being pushed up at a height only accessible by leaping up a nearby wall.
    • So by rights we should be in the midst of spring, with lambs leaping, the smell of dew hanging in the air and the sight of rowers happily plodding home from the Cherwell.
    • I have visions of the plant leaping upon passers-by and forcing them to eat its fruit.
    • When the 27-year-old was forced to leap for his life, he bounced 50 yards down the road with other cars swerving to avoid him.
    • He must leap over branches the height of his head, and stoop under branches as low as his knee, without slowing or leaving a shaking branch behind.
    • A female guest was also seriously injured when she was forced to leap from a first floor widow to escape.
    • Vicky's heart leaped nearly a mile, but she forced herself to remain cool.
    • Dancers leap, spring, then are lofted through the air.
    • Icelanders are brought up to leap across waterfalls, spring through rivers, run down mountains, run up mountains.
    • James sprang, uncoiling, leaping from his perch toward his best friend.
    • As if he were a spring released, he leaped straight into the air.
    • His solution has been to drop to all fours and force rushers to leap or trip over him.
    • I nodded, my heart leaping like an excited fish out of the water.
    • He jumped at the sound, his heart leaping into his throat until he realized that the scratchy call was coming from the tiny communicator attached to his vest.
    • Leg and arm raised, he is shown at the apex of his celebration, seconds before his caddie leapt excitedly into his arms.
    • Still, my heart leapt as memories of my father and my childhood came flooding back.
    • The next thing I knew, a sopping-wet golden retriever was leaping and bounding beside me as I gasped and my heart pounded into my throat.
    • Rushing for the ground I was forced to leap from the first floor to the concrete, just as the two duelists crashed past me, bringing the rest of the escape with them.
  • 2

    (change, skip)
    the book/author leaps from one topic to another el libro/autor salta de un tema a otro
    • The money will help first-time buyers who have watched the asking prices of houses leap 14 per cent in the past 12 months.
    • High-end home prices have leapt 56 per cent in the past nine months.
    • Petrol stations in some cities are rationing diesel, with prices leaping on the black market, according to official reports.
    • Market prices leap up every day as the uncertainty of the airport opening and supplies coming in increases.
    • The stock had leapt 20 per cent in the previous week based on rumours of a find.
    • If problems hit, spot shortages could develop and prices could leap again.
    • Wholesale gas prices leapt fivefold over the past few weeks and wholesale electricity prices have increased 150 per cent as a result.
    • Gross profit margins leaped in the three months to 9.8 per cent from 2.9 per cent.
    • It expects sales to leap 175 per cent for 2004 compared with the year before.
    • However, he added, sales leaped dramatically in December and also this past spring.
    • It said sales leapt 30 per cent in the second quarter.
    • Fares on some routes would leap to their price ceiling, or 25 per cent above the reference price.
    • But motorists may wonder why the price of petrol leaps up so quickly when the crude oil it comes from was sold when the price was much lower.
    • His earnings have leapt dramatically from £3m to £33.5m in the year to September 30.
    • Beer prices may have leapt somewhat since the Velvet Revolution of 1989, but you're still going to get plenty of hangovers per pound.
    • The figures for war-related deaths, and child deaths in particular, leapt dramatically in the 1980s.
    • The number of fatal road accidents in North Yorkshire leapt dramatically last year, according to new figures.
    • There is no shortage of examples of share prices leaping suspiciously before a bid.
    • Flat prices consolidated in the second quarter of this year after leaping 25 per cent in the first quarter.
    • As one small example I note that wholesale gas prices leapt recently, which may well mean higher bills for us all in the summer.
  • 3

    (increase suddenly)
    inflation leaped from 2% to 9% la inflación saltó de un 2% a un 9%
    • they leaped to third place in the league saltaron al tercer puesto de la liga

transitive verb leaped, leaped, leapt, leapt

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    (fence/stream) saltar
    • He then leapt a fence and galloped over the hill deep into the field.
    • We heard raucous laughter and audible thuds as people leapt the fence into the yard.
    • The woman was sometimes caught or confronted on properties or in her victim's homes but always made a getaway, once through a hole in a hedge and on another occasion by leaping a fence.
    • He leapt the fence, his toe claws pushing off from the top rail.
    • He said one of his heifers was so frightened by the choppers it leapt a five-foot wire fence and ran down a main road.
    • As if sensing death they fought hard not to be caught, one beast even leaping the thorny fence.
    • Now, they're called super shoplifters, and while they can't leap a building in a single bound, they probably could steal most of what was in it.
    • OK, you don't get to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
    • You think Superman is the only one who can leap tall buildings?
    • Bart is determined to leap a gorge on his skateboard after witnessing the death-defying stunts of a real daredevil.
    • If you don't have that momentum built up, sometimes you cannot leap the gap.


  • 1

    salto masculine
    brinco masculine
    a great leap forward for industry un gran salto adelante para la industria
    • a mental leap un salto mental
    • In a quick leap, he had jumped from the veranda and had sped off into the field after me.
    • In one quick, strong leap, her horse jumped, high, long & hard.
    • But secondly, this increasing resolution of the project is visible as a series of jumps or leaps.
    • But with war came a quick leap from the frying pan into the fire.
    • With a quick wink and a leap, he flew over the river to my side.
    • With a quick leap, she landed on the stairs and ran up them hurriedly.
    • The leaps and jumps were high and spectacular to watch, yet the dancers made it appear effortless.
    • He ran a brilliant 300 metres and was a well placed 4th in the long jump with a best leap of 3.36 metres.
    • His second medal came when he won bronze in the junior triple jump with a leap of 11.67m.
    • He made a quick leap for the wall, falling short several feet before crawling forward on his hands and knees.
    • Making a mighty leap, he jumps up onto a light post, grasping it with one arm while he hurls the bronze rat into San Francisco Bay with the other, as far as he can heave it.
    • The 23-year-old began her assault on the overnight leader with the best leap in the long jump, 6.61 metres.
    • I took a giant leap and managed to jump a little before Gary since he took two steps before leaving ground.
    • He took a running leap and jumped onto the cot, sending it crashing to the ground.
    • When he changed the hanging method, they would take flying leaps from nearby trees and land on the feeder (most of the time).
    • It's all here - ridiculous sound effects, frankly unfeasible flying leaps, slow motion sequences.
    • She took a flying leap from there outside and into the grass, which is where I grabbed her.
    • He runs in the 4.4 range and has a 37-inch vertical leap.
    • Increasing your vertical leap on the court extends way past the weight room.
    • Once again, at the mention of said dizzy-eyed shooting guard, my heart made a dramatic leap, causing me to nearly fall out of my chair.
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    (in prices etc)
    subida feminine
    • It said a huge leap in coal prices and higher freight charges offset an increase in local power sales.
    • This article on energy policy shows that fuel shortages and price leaps are almost entirely created by government meddling.
    • When the whole chain works in sync, there can be a dramatic leap in the speed and efficiency of product development…
    • No fewer than 196 national teams are competing for the right to play in Japan and Korea; a dramatic leap from the original 13.
    • Manchester city centre had already bucked the national trend for a drop in sales in the run up to Christmas and has also shown a leap in the amount of cash hitting the tills.
    • Last year it was rated as the city with the biggest leap in house prices in the UK during the previous five years.
    • The leap in price was daunting, and we hemmed and hawed for a year before saying okay, let's buy.
    • It credits wallboard pricing for the leap in revenue.
    • A leap in price, reflecting recent good news at the company, could occur if its offer is taken off the table.
    • This price leap was the result of huge public subsides, amounting to over £16 billion, and the fact that the network was flogged off at around a quarter of its real value.
    • Price rises were inevitable, given the leap in fuel costs, driver pay increases and higher insurance.
    • These companies have been short-listed from 567 entries from around the North West, a leap of 81 per cent on last year.
    • This is a leap of 47 per cent in the region on the previous year - double the national increase of 23.5 per cent.
    • But the most incredible leap in prices has to be that of prawns: the same restaurant offered prawns at 99c each!
    • 2003 was a fantastic season for you, making huge leaps in the rankings; can you pinpoint what caused this dramatic leap?
    • Subsequent annual and interim figures go a long way to explain the massive share price leap.
    • That was a sharp leap from the 21 percent who didn't vote in 1995.
    • Tighter cost control and increased fees resulted in a 14.5 percent leap in profits to $1.46 billion.
    • Sudden leaps in profits led to large tax liabilities, and Uncle Sam reared his ugly head.
    • In 2000 it claimed a 53 percent leap in profits to $2.27 billion.