- 1 a long or high jump a leap of six meters She took a flying leap and landed on the other side of the stream. (figurative) His heart gave a sudden leap when he saw her. (figurative) Few people successfully make the leap from television to the movies.
- 2leap (in something) a sudden large change or increase in something a leap in profits see also quantum leap Idioms
very quickly; in large amounts Her health has improved by leaps and bounds.
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an action or a risk that you take without knowing anything about the activity or what the result will be I didn't know what the new job would be like—I just took a leap in the dark.
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