vi (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado leaped or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , leapt /lept/)
- 1.1 (jump) [person/animal] saltar, brincar* 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 or (especially Mexico/especialmente México) le brincó 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 or daban brincos de alegría my heart leaped at the news [literary/literario] el corazón me dio un brinco al recibir la noticia he leaped out of bed se levantó (de la cama) de un salto or (especially Mexico/especialmente México) de un brinco two men leaped out at him dos hombres se le echaron encima or se abalanzaron sobre él you can't miss it, it leaps out at you no puedes dejar de verlo, salta a la vista the headline leaped out at me los titulares inmediatamente atrajeron mi atención 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 or se puso de pie de un salto or (especially Mexico/especialmente México) de un brinco y empezó a gritar to leap to sb's assistance correr a ayudar a algn Jan leaped to his defense Jan saltó en su defensa or a defenderlo to leap
atsth [at an opportunity/an offer/a chance] no dejar pasar algoto leap onsb/sth they leaped on him se le echaron encima, se abalanzaron sobre él his critics leaped on this mistake sus detractores se lanzaron sobre este error con ensañamientoMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (change, skip) saltar the book/author leaps from one topic to another el libro/autor salta de un tema a otro 1.3 (increase suddenly) saltar 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
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
vt (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado leaped or (in British English also/en inglés británico también) , leapt /lept/)
- [fence/stream] saltarMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (jump) salto (m), brinco (m) a great leap forward for industry un gran salto adelante para la industria a mental leap un salto mental a leap in the dark un salto al vacío by leaps and bounds a pasos agigantadosMore example sentences1.2 (in prices etc) subida (feminine)
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- 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.
- 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…