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outleap

noun out·leap \ ˈau̇t-ˌlēp \

Definition of outleap

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

First Known Use of outleap

14th century


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outleap

verb out·leap \ ˌau̇t-ˈlēp \

Definition of outleap

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.

First Known Use of outleap

1594


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