leap into action

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of leap into action

:to act immediately
  • They leaped into action when the fire alarm sounded.

Word by Word Definitions

leap play
  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

action play
  1. : a thing done : deed

  2. : the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition

  3. : behavior, conduct


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