upleap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English uplepen, equivalent to up- +‎ leap. Cognate with Dutch oplopen (to incur, run up), German auflaufen (to accumulate, mount up, run aground).

Verb[edit]

upleap (third-person singular simple present upleaps, present participle upleaping, simple past upleaped, upleapt, or archaically uplept or uplope, past participle upleaped, upleapt, or archaically uplopen)

  1. (intransitive) To leap up; spring up.