leapfrog

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leapfrog (plural leapfrogs)

  1. (games) A children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs.

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leapfrog (third-person singular simple present leapfrogs, present participle leapfrogging, simple past and past participle leapfrogged)

  1. (transitive) To jump over some obstacle as in leapfrog.
  2. (transitive) To overtake
    This new product will leapfrog the competition.
    • 2011 January 12, Saj Chowdhury, “Liverpool 2 - 1 Liverpool”, BBC:
      Blackpool thus achieved their first double over Liverpool since the 1946-47 season but more significantly they leapfrogged their opponents in the table with a game in hand.
  3. (transitive, military) To advance by engaging enemy with one unit while the other moves further forward.
  4. (intransitive) To progress as in leapfrog.

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