overleap

verb over·leap \ ˌō-vər-ˈlēp \

Definition of overleap

overleaped or overleapt play \ˌō-vər-ˈlēpt also -ˈlept\; overleaping play \ˌō-vər-ˈlē-piŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to leap over or across
2 :to defeat (oneself) by going too far

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First Known Use of overleap

before 12th century


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