Leap

Leap

, n. 1. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
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Wickedness comes on by degrees, . . . and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural.
L'Estrange.
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Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides.
H. Sweet.
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2. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
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3. (Mining) A fault.
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4. (Mus.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
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