leap at

phrasal verb

leaped at or leapt at; leaping at; leaps at
: to eagerly take (a chance, opportunity, etc.)
She leaped at the offer of a better job.

Examples of leap at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mathematical artists leaped at the chance to find creative ways to produce Escher-like designs based on these new geometrically interesting tiles. Quanta Magazine, 30 Oct. 2023 The lesson here: An officiant (or any) role shouldn’t be taken without a good deal of consideration, and following proper wedding etiquette is to ask the couple’s expectations before leaping at the chance to marry them. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 17 Oct. 2023 Before leaping at an offer that seems to fulfill your wildest dreams, however, consider the advice from experts on how to avoid being sold a worthless fake. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 First Second Books, the graphic novel imprint of Macmillan, leaped at the opportunity to publish this year’s two-book English translation. Michael Cavna, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 Vierling leaped at the wall, extended his glove and kept the ball from traveling over the fence. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2023 In a somewhat abrupt leap at the end, Billie Jean’s sterling tale is brought up to date by her beaming spouse, Ilana Kloss (Amato). Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2023 That option came with the chance to borrow up to $600 million from the Maryland Stadium Authority for stadium upgrades; their neighbors, the Ravens, leaped at that opportunity and extended their lease for 15 to 25 years. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 16 June 2023 Peter Burns of The SEC Network reported every current conference school will play either Texas or Oklahoma, so those announcements weren’t a huge leap at this point. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 14 June 2023 See More

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“Leap at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leap%20at. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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