by/in leaps and bounds

Definition of by/in leaps and bounds

:very quickly and greatly
  • The company grew by leaps and bounds.
  • Their knowledge has increased in leaps and bounds.

Word by Word Definitions

leap play leaps
  1. : to spring free from or as if from the ground : jump

  2. : to pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

  3. : to act precipitately

  1. : an act of leaping : spring, bound

  2. : a place leaped over or from

  3. : the distance covered by a leap

bound play bounds
  1. : ready

  2. : intending to go : going

  1. : a limiting line : boundary

  2. : something that limits or restrains

  3. : borderland

  1. : past tense and past participle of bind

  1. : to set limits to : confine

  2. : to form a separating line or the boundary of : enclose

  3. : to name the boundaries of

  1. : placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation : obliged

  2. : fastened by or as if by a band : confined

  3. : very likely : sure

  1. : leap, jump

  2. : the action of rebounding : bounce

  1. : to move by leaping

  2. : rebound, bounce


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