overleap

play
verb over·leap \ˌō-vər-ˈlēp\

Definition of overleap

overleaped

or

overleapt

play \ˌō-vər-ˈlēpt also -ˈlept\;

overleaping

play \ˌō-vər-ˈlē-piŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to leap over or across

  3. 2 :  to defeat (oneself) by going too far

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First Known Use of overleap

before 12th century

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