Synonyms of leap in English:

leap


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See UK English definition of leap

See Spanish definition of saltar

verb

1‘he leapt over the gate’

SYNONYMS
jump over, jump, vault over, vault, spring over, bound over, hurdle, skip, skip over, cross over, sail over, hop, hop over, leapfrog, high jump, clear, negotiate

2‘Claudia leapt to her feet’

SYNONYMS
spring, jump, jump up, bound, dart
lunge

3‘we leapt to the rescue’

SYNONYMS
rush, hurry, hasten, hurtle

4‘she had leapt at the chance’

SYNONYMS
accept eagerly, grasp, grasp with both hands, grab, take advantage of, seize, seize on, snatch, jump at, pounce on
ANTONYMS

reject

5‘she had leapt to conclusions which could be hopelessly wide of the mark’

SYNONYMS
arrive at hastily, reach hurriedly, come to overhastily, form hastily, hurry, hasten, jump, rush, reach

6‘profits leapt by 55%’

SYNONYMS
increase rapidly, soar, rocket, skyrocket, shoot up, escalate, mount, surge, spiral, grow rapidly, rise rapidly
ANTONYMS

fall, plummet


noun

1‘he had cleared the brook in an easy leap’

SYNONYMS
jump, vault, spring, bound, hop, skip
Ballet entrechat
rare curvet

2‘the figures unveiled last week showed a leap of 33%’

SYNONYMS
sudden rise, rapid increase, escalation, soaring, surge, upsurge, upswing, upturn
increment, elevation
revival
ANTONYMS

drop


Phrases

    by leaps and bounds

    ‘productivity can be improved in leaps and bounds’


    SYNONYMS
    rapidly, swiftly, quickly, speedily, at an amazing rate, exponentially
    informal in no time, in no time at all
    ANTONYMS

    slowly