leap out at

Definition of leap out at

1 :to suddenly come at (someone) from a hiding place
  • The man leaped out at her from behind a shrub.
2 :to immediately get the attention of (someone)
  • The picture on the magazine's cover leaps out at you.

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

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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