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leapfrog

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noun leap·frog \ˈlēp-ˌfrȯg, -ˌfräg\

Definition of leapfrog

  1. :  a game in which one player bends down and is vaulted over by another player

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First Known Use of leapfrog

1599


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leapfrog

verb leap·frog

Definition of leapfrog

leapfrogged

;

leapfrogging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to leap or progress in or as if in leapfrog

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to go ahead of (each other) in turn; specifically :  to advance (two military units) by keeping one unit in action while moving the other unit past it to a position farther in front

  5. 2 :  to evade by or as if by a bypass

Examples of leapfrog in a Sentence

  1. Skipping his last two years of high school, he leapfrogged his classmates and went to college.

  2. This year's technologies are leapfrogging last year's designs.

Recent Examples of leapfrog from the Web

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First Known Use of leapfrog

1872


LEAPFROG Defined for English Language Learners

leapfrog

play
noun

Definition of leapfrog for English Language Learners

  • : a children's game in which one player bends down so that another player can leap over the back of the first player

leapfrog

verb

Definition of leapfrog for English Language Learners

  • : to move ahead of or beyond (someone or something) in a very quick and sudden way


LEAPFROG Defined for Kids

leapfrog

play
noun leap·frog \ˈlēp-ˌfrȯg, -ˌfräg\

Definition of leapfrog for Students

  1. :  a game in which one player bends down and another player leaps over the first player



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