leapfrog


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leap·frog

 (lēp′frôg′, -frŏg′)
n.
A game in which one player kneels or bends over while the next in line leaps over him or her.
v. leap·frogged, leap·frog·ging, leap·frogs
v.tr.
1. To jump over (someone) in leapfrog.
2. To advance or progress beyond (a competitor or an obstacle, for example) in dramatic fashion: hoping to leapfrog the competition with new technology.
3. To advance (two military units) by engaging one with the enemy while moving the other to a position forward of the first unit.
v.intr.
1. To move forward in leapfrog.
2. To move or progress in a discontinuous way: The virus leapfrogged from town to town.

leapfrog

(ˈliːpˌfrɒɡ)
n
(Games, other than specified) a children's game in which each player in turn leaps over the others' bent backs, leaning on them with the hands and spreading the legs wide
vb, -frogs, -frogging or -frogged
1. (Games, other than specified)
a. (intr) to play leapfrog
b. (tr) to leap in this way over (something)
2. to advance or cause to advance by jumps or stages

leap•frog

(ˈlipˌfrɒg, -ˌfrɔg)

n., v. -frogged, -frog•ging. n.
1. a game in which players take turns in leaping over another player bent over from the waist.
v.t.
2. to jump over (a person or thing) in or as if in leapfrog.
3. to cause to move as if in leapfrog: manufacturers leapfrogging prices.
v.i.
4. to move or advance in or as if in leapfrog.
[1590–1600]

leapfrog

Form of movement in which like supporting elements are moved successively through or by one another along the axis of movement of supported forces.

leapfrog


Past participle: leapfrogged
Gerund: leapfrogging

Imperative
leapfrog
leapfrog
Present
I leapfrog
you leapfrog
he/she/it leapfrogs
we leapfrog
you leapfrog
they leapfrog
Preterite
I leapfrogged
you leapfrogged
he/she/it leapfrogged
we leapfrogged
you leapfrogged
they leapfrogged
Present Continuous
I am leapfrogging
you are leapfrogging
he/she/it is leapfrogging
we are leapfrogging
you are leapfrogging
they are leapfrogging
Present Perfect
I have leapfrogged
you have leapfrogged
he/she/it has leapfrogged
we have leapfrogged
you have leapfrogged
they have leapfrogged
Past Continuous
I was leapfrogging
you were leapfrogging
he/she/it was leapfrogging
we were leapfrogging
you were leapfrogging
they were leapfrogging
Past Perfect
I had leapfrogged
you had leapfrogged
he/she/it had leapfrogged
we had leapfrogged
you had leapfrogged
they had leapfrogged
Future
I will leapfrog
you will leapfrog
he/she/it will leapfrog
we will leapfrog
you will leapfrog
they will leapfrog
Future Perfect
I will have leapfrogged
you will have leapfrogged
he/she/it will have leapfrogged
we will have leapfrogged
you will have leapfrogged
they will have leapfrogged
Future Continuous
I will be leapfrogging
you will be leapfrogging
he/she/it will be leapfrogging
we will be leapfrogging
you will be leapfrogging
they will be leapfrogging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been leapfrogging
you have been leapfrogging
he/she/it has been leapfrogging
we have been leapfrogging
you have been leapfrogging
they have been leapfrogging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been leapfrogging
you will have been leapfrogging
he/she/it will have been leapfrogging
we will have been leapfrogging
you will have been leapfrogging
they will have been leapfrogging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been leapfrogging
you had been leapfrogging
he/she/it had been leapfrogging
we had been leapfrogging
you had been leapfrogging
they had been leapfrogging
Conditional
I would leapfrog
you would leapfrog
he/she/it would leapfrog
we would leapfrog
you would leapfrog
they would leapfrog
Past Conditional
I would have leapfrogged
you would have leapfrogged
he/she/it would have leapfrogged
we would have leapfrogged
you would have leapfrogged
they would have leapfrogged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leapfrog - advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitorsleapfrog - advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors; "the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"
forward motion, onward motion, advancement, progress, progression, procession, advance - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
2.leapfrog - a game in which one child bends down and another leaps over
child's game - a game enjoyed by children
Verb1.leapfrog - jump across; "He leapfrogged his classmates"
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
2.leapfrog - progress by large jumps instead of small increments
progress, shape up, come along, come on, get along, get on, advance - develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
Translations
loikatapukkihyppely
höfrungahlaup
馬跳び
carniçaeixo-badeixo

leapfrog

[ˈliːpfrɒg]
A. Npídola f
to play leapfrogjugar a la pídola
B. VIjugar a la pídola
to leapfrog over sth/sbsaltar por encima de algo/algn

leapfrog

[ˈliːpfrɒg]
n (= children's game) → jeu m de saute-mouton
to play leapfrog → jouer à saute-mouton
vi
(= jump) to leapfrog over sth/sb → sauter par dessus qch/qn
(fig) to leapfrog over sb [+ competitor, rival] → dépasser qn
vt
(= jump over) [+ object] → sauter par dessus
(fig) [+ competitor, rival] → dépasserleap of faith nacte m de foi
to take a leap of faith, to make a leap of faith → faire acte de foi

leapfrog

nBockspringen nt; to play leapfrogBockspringen spielen or machen (inf)
vibockspringen; the children leapfrogged over one anotherdie Kinder spielten or machten (inf)Bocksprünge
vt he leapfrogged himer machte einen Bocksprung über ihn; he leapfrogged his way to the top of the companyer machte in der Firma eine Blitzkarriere

leapfrog

[ˈliːpˌfrɒg]
2. vi to leapfrog over sb/sthsaltare (alla cavallina) qn/qc
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