leap

Part of speech: verb

To spring over or off the ground; jump; bound.

Part of speech: noun

The act of leaping; a jump; bound.

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Usage examples "leap":

  1. She started as she looked up, ready upon the instant to leap to her feet. - "Wolf Breed", Jackson Gregory.
  2. Jud's heart gave a leap. - "The Sherrods", George Barr McCutcheon.
  3. I'm coming with you, and though it's Leap Year, I definitely promise not to propose to you. - "Marge Askinforit", Barry Pain.