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 or upleapt or (archaic) uplept or (archaic) uplope, past participle upleaped or upleapt or (archaic) uplopen)

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