by/in leaps and bounds

Definition of by/in leaps and bounds

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

    :  to act precipitately

  1. :  an act of leaping :  spring, bound

    :  a place leaped over or from

    :  the distance covered by a leap

boundplay bounds
  1. :  ready

    :  intending to go :  going

  1. :  a limiting line :  boundary

    :  something that limits or restrains

    :  borderland

  1. : past tense and past participle ofbind

  1. :  to set limits to :  confine

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

    :  to name the boundaries of

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

    :  fastened by or as if by a band :  confined

    :  very likely :  sure

  1. :  leap, jump

    :  the action of rebounding :  bounce

  1. :  to move by leaping

    :  rebound, bounce


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