over·​leap | \ ˌō-vər-ˈlēp How to pronounce overleap (audio) \
overleaped or overleapt\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈlēpt How to pronounce overleapt (audio) also  -​ˈlept \; overleaping\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈlē-​piŋ How to pronounce overleaping (audio) \

Definition of overleap

transitive verb

1 : to leap over or across
2 : to defeat (oneself) by going too far

Examples of overleap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Overleap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overleap. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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