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 for leaping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leap \Leap\ (l[=e]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaped (l[=e]pt;
     277), rarely Leapt (l[=e]pt or l[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Leaping.] [OE. lepen, leapen, AS. hle['a]pan to leap, jump,
     run; akin to OS. [=a]hl[=o]pan, OFries. hlapa, D. loopen, G.
     laufen, OHG. louffan, hlauffan, Icel. hlaupa, Sw. l["o]pa,
     Dan. l["o]be, Goth. ushlaupan. Cf. Elope, Lope,
     Lapwing, Loaf to loiter.]
     1. To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to
        vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a
        horse. --Bacon.
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              Leap in with me into this angry flood. --Shak.
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     2. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to
        bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
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              My heart leaps up when I behold
              A rainbow in the sky.                 --Wordsworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leaping \Leap"ing\, a. & n.
     from Leap, to jump.
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     Leaping house, a brothel. [Obs.] --Shak.
     Leaping pole, a pole used in some games of leaping.
     Leaping spider (Zool.), a jumping spider; one of the
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards [syn:
           leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "leaping":
     anabatic, ascendant, ascending, ascensional, ascensive, beaming,
     beatific, beatified, blessed, blissful, bouncing, bounding,
     capering, cheerful, chirping, climbing, dancing, flushed with joy,
     gay, glad, glowing, happy, hopping, hurdle race, hurdling,
     in the ascendant, joyful, joyous, jumping, laughing, mounting,
     pole vaulting, prancing, purring, radiant, rampant, rearing,
     rising, saltant, saltation, saltatorial, saltatory, scandent,
     scansorial, singing, skipping, skyrocketing, smiling, smirking,
     sparkling, spiraling, springing, starry-eyed, steeplechase,
     the hurdles, thrice happy, timber topping, uparching, upcoming,
     upgoing, upgrade, uphill, uphillward, uprising, upsloping, upward,
     upwith, vaulting

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