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Leap

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LEAP, L. labor, perhaps. Heb.

1. To spring or rise from the ground with both feet, as man, or with all the feet, as other animals to jump to vault as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.

A man leapeth better with weights in his hands than without.

2. To spring or move suddenly as, to leap from a horse.
3. To rush with violence.

And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them and overcame them - Acts 19 .

4. To spring to bound to skip as, to leap for joy.
5. To fly to start. Job 41 .

He parted frowning from me, as if ruin leaped from his eyes.

Our common people retain the Saxon aspirate of this word in the phrase, to clip it, to run fast.

LEAP,

1. To pass over by leaping to spring or bound from one side to the other as, to leap a wall, a gate or a gulf to leap a stream. But the phrase is elliptical, and over is understood.
2. To compress as the male of certain beasts.

LEAP, n.

1. A jump a spring a bound act of leaping.
2. Space passed by leaping.
3. A sudden transition of passing.
4. The space that may be passed at a bound.

'Tis the convenient leap I mean to try.

5. Embrace of animals.
6. Hazard, or effect of leaping.
7. A basket a weel for fish. Not in use.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Leap'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/l/leap.html.

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