1. To spring or bound upward from or as if from the ground; jump: leaped over the wall; salmon leaping upriver.
a. To move quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another: always leaping to conclusions.
b. To act impulsively: leaped at the opportunity to travel.
1. To jump over: couldn't leap the brook.
2. To cause to leap: leap a horse over a hurdle.
a. The act of leaping; a jump.
b. A place jumped over or from.
c. The distance cleared in a leap.
2. An abrupt or precipitous passage, shift, or transition: a leap from rags to riches.
by leaps and bounds
Very quickly: growing by leaps and bounds.
leap in the dark
An act whose consequences cannot be predicted.
leap of faith
The act or an instance of believing or trusting in something intangible or incapable of being proved.
intr.v. thrived or throve (thrv), thrived or thriv·en (thrvn), thriv·ing, thrives
1. To make steady progress; prosper.
2. To grow vigorously; flourish: "the wild deer that throve here" (Tom Clancy).
May you leap, thrive, and be blessed!