overleap

verb
over·​leap | \ˌō-vər-ˈlēp \
overleaped or overleapt\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈlēpt also  -​ˈlept \; overleaping\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈlē-​piŋ \

Definition of overleap 

transitive verb

1 : to leap over or across

2 : to defeat (oneself) by going too far

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Bridge-builders—such is the implication—will always overleap wall-builders. Felipe Fernández-armesto, WSJ, "‘Vanishing Frontiers’ Review: The Ties That Bind," 25 June 2018 In this way, the U.S. can overleap the entrenched inequalities and make use of preexisting intellectual and social capital. Noah Shachtman, WIRED, "Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’," 31 Mar. 2008

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First Known Use of overleap

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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