leapfrog(redirected from leapfrogs)
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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
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.
1. To move forward in leapfrog.
2. To move or progress in a discontinuous way: The virus leapfrogged from town to town.
(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
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.
Form of movement in which like supporting elements are moved successively through or by one another along the axis of movement of supported forces.
Past participle: leapfrogged
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|Noun||1.||leapfrog - 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"|
|2.||leapfrog - a game in which one child bends down and another leaps over|
child's game - a game enjoyed by children
|Verb||1.||leapfrog - jump across; "He leapfrogged his classmates"|
|2.||leapfrog - progress by large jumps instead of small increments|
(fig) to leapfrog over sb [+ competitor, rival] → dépasser qn
vi → bockspringen; the children leapfrogged over one another → die Kinder spielten or machten (inf) → Bocksprünge