Definition of overleap in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈliːp/

verb (past and past participle overleaped or overleapt)

[with object] archaic
1Jump over or across: a stream that any five-years' child might overleap
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  • But the splinter of the self that consistently emerges as the common enemy of the true and the good alike is the will, always seeking to overleap its own bounds.
1.1Omit or ignore: whatever objection made by us, he finds too heavy to remove, he overleaps it
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  • With just the simplest physical language, they found a way to overleap logic and build an absurd world that makes a brand new kind of sense.


Old English oferhlēapan (see over, leap).

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