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British English: /liːp/
American English: /lip/

Translation of leap in Italian:


  • 2 [figurative] (big step) a great leap forward in something
    un grande balzo in avanti in qualcosa
    to make the leap from journalist to novelist it requires a leap of the imagination
    richiede uno sforzo d'immaginazione
    “a giant leap for mankind”
    “un grande passo o passo da gigante per l'umanità”
  • 3 (in price, demand)
    aumento (masculine) improvviso (in di)

transitive verb pass., p.pass. leapt leaped

  • 3
    fare saltare (horse) (over su)

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. leapt leaped

  • 1 (person, animal) to leap out of the bath, of bed
    saltare o schizzare fuori dalla vasca, dal letto
    to leap to the phone
    precipitarsi (a rispondere) al telefono
    to leap to one's feet
    saltare o balzare in piedi
    to leap across o over something
    saltare qualcosa o superare qualcosa con un salto
    to leap to safety
    mettersi al sicuro con un balzo
    to leap up the stairs
    salire o fare le scale a balzi
    to leap to somebody's defence [figurative]
    accorrere in difesa di qualcuno


to come on in leaps and bounds

procedere a passi da gigante o fare enormi progressi

look before you leap

rifletti prima di agire

Phrasal verbs

leap around

leap about

leap at:

leap at [something]
precipitarsi, gettarsi, buttarsi su (chance, offer)

leap in

(with answer, retort)
lanciarsi, scagliarsi

leap out

saltare, balzare fuori (from behind da dietro)
2 leap out at [somebody] 2.1
saltare addosso a, assalire (passerby)
2.2 [figurative] (be obvious)
saltare agli occhi di (reader, onlooker)

leap up

1 (jump to one's feet) to leap up at somebody
saltare addosso a qualcuno
2 (rise)

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