outleap

noun
out·​leap | \ˈau̇t-ˌlēp \

Definition of outleap 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a surge of feeling, activity, or growth : outburst He felt an outleap of interest and compassion toward her …— George Eliot

outleap

verb
out·​leap | \ˌau̇t-ˈlēp \
outleaped or outleapt; outleaping; outleaps

Definition of outleap (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to outdo in leaping : outjump … Tillman outleaped the receiver for the slightly underthrown pass …— Nunyo Demasio Most species of hares, the snowshoe being an exception, live in more open habitat than rabbits and tend to outleap and outrun predators.— John O. Whitaker, Jr.

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Tittle then threw a 41-yard bomb to rookie halfback R.C. Owens, who outleaped Jack Christiansen and Jim David in the end zone for the winning score with 10 seconds left. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "1957 Detroit Lions: What happened each game during championship season," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of outleap

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1594, in the meaning defined above

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