outleap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From out- +‎ leap.

Noun[edit]

outleap (plural outleaps)

  1. A sally; flight; escape.
  2. A bursting forth; an ambush; a sudden quick effort.
    • 1863, George Eliot, Romola, Volume II, Book II, Chapter XIV, page 173
      The outleap of fury in the dagger-thrust had evidently exhausted him.

Verb[edit]

outleap (third-person singular simple present outleaps, present participle outleaping, simple past and past participle outleapt or outleaped)

  1. To leap out, as if from an ambush.
  2. To leap beyond or farther than.

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