overleap


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to overleap: overleaf

o·ver·leap

 (ō′vər-lēp′)
tr.v. o·ver·leaped or o·ver·leapt (-lĕpt′), o·ver·leap·ing, o·ver·leaps
1. To leap across or over.
2. To defeat (oneself or one's purpose) by going too far.

overleap

(ˌəʊvəˈliːp)
vb (tr) , -leaps, -leaping, -leapt or -leaped
1. to leap across
2. to defeat by taking too far

o•ver•leap

(ˌoʊ vərˈlip)

v.t. -leaped -leapt, -leap•ing.
1. to leap over or across.
2. to overreach (oneself).
[before 900]

overleap


Past participle: overleaped/overleapt
Gerund: overleaping

Imperative
overleap
overleap
Present
I overleap
you overleap
he/she/it overleaps
we overleap
you overleap
they overleap
Preterite
I overleaped/overleapt
you overleaped/overleapt
he/she/it overleaped/overleapt
we overleaped/overleapt
you overleaped/overleapt
they overleaped/overleapt
Present Continuous
I am overleaping
you are overleaping
he/she/it is overleaping
we are overleaping
you are overleaping
they are overleaping
Present Perfect
I have overleaped/overleapt
you have overleaped/overleapt
he/she/it has overleaped/overleapt
we have overleaped/overleapt
you have overleaped/overleapt
they have overleaped/overleapt
Past Continuous
I was overleaping
you were overleaping
he/she/it was overleaping
we were overleaping
you were overleaping
they were overleaping
Past Perfect
I had overleaped/overleapt
you had overleaped/overleapt
he/she/it had overleaped/overleapt
we had overleaped/overleapt
you had overleaped/overleapt
they had overleaped/overleapt
Future
I will overleap
you will overleap
he/she/it will overleap
we will overleap
you will overleap
they will overleap
Future Perfect
I will have overleaped/overleapt
you will have overleaped/overleapt
he/she/it will have overleaped/overleapt
we will have overleaped/overleapt
you will have overleaped/overleapt
they will have overleaped/overleapt
Future Continuous
I will be overleaping
you will be overleaping
he/she/it will be overleaping
we will be overleaping
you will be overleaping
they will be overleaping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overleaping
you have been overleaping
he/she/it has been overleaping
we have been overleaping
you have been overleaping
they have been overleaping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overleaping
you will have been overleaping
he/she/it will have been overleaping
we will have been overleaping
you will have been overleaping
they will have been overleaping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overleaping
you had been overleaping
he/she/it had been overleaping
we had been overleaping
you had been overleaping
they had been overleaping
Conditional
I would overleap
you would overleap
he/she/it would overleap
we would overleap
you would overleap
they would overleap
Past Conditional
I would have overleaped/overleapt
you would have overleaped/overleapt
he/she/it would have overleaped/overleapt
we would have overleaped/overleapt
you would have overleaped/overleapt
they would have overleaped/overleapt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overleap - defeat (oneself) by going too far
overdo, exaggerate - do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"
2.overleap - jump across or leap over (an obstacle)overleap - jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
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?"
hurdle - jump a hurdle
3.overleap - leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
forget - forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"
pass over, skip, skip over, jump - bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
References in classic literature ?
So, in a gale, the but half-baffled Channel billows only recoil from the base of the Eddystone, triumphantly to overleap its summit with their scud.
Having thus replied, to the best of my power, to the first class of your objections, or at least having shown my resolution to overleap the barriers which your prudence has raised, I will be brief in noticing that which is more peculiar to myself.
In critical emergencies, the States-General are often compelled to overleap their constitutional bounds.
The recent events, the solitary and eccentric position of the count, his enormous, nay, almost incredible fortune, should have made men cautious, and have altogether prevented ladies visiting a house where there was no one of their own sex to receive them; and yet curiosity had been enough to lead them to overleap the bounds of prudence and decorum.
The most curious circumstance in this chase is, that an animal so fleet and agile as the antelope, and straining for its life, should range round and round this fated inclosure, without attempting to overleap the low barrier which surrounds it.
Ajaxes," said he, "may it now please you to show yourselves the men you have always been, or even better--Sarpedon is fallen--he who was first to overleap the wall of the Achaeans; let us take the body and outrage it; let us strip the armour from his shoulders, and kill his comrades if they try to rescue his body.
It is those bishops that trouble me,' said he; 'but the bold knight can overleap the reverend gentlemen,' taking my last bishop with his knight; 'and now, those sacred persons once removed, I shall carry all before me.
I often overleap the steps when I clamber; for so doing, none of the steps pardons me.
Our physicians have discovered that the small and tender sides of an infant Polygon of the higher class can be fractured, and his whole frame re-set, with such exactness that a Polygon of two or three hundred sides sometimes -- by no means always, for the process is attended with serious risk -- but sometimes overleaps two or three hundred generations, and as it were doubles at a stroke, the number of his progenitors and the nobility of his descent.
The intellect pierces the form, overleaps the wall, detects intrinsic likeness between remote things and reduces all things into a few principles.
She writes of how the reader "must overleap the end stop, the period, and cover the distance to the next sentence," just as the driver in Chasar's scenario is forced to wait for the next sign (quoted in Chasar 2012, 140).
It is not the case that "no destroyer could possibly overleap so grand a natural barrier in order to catch him" (141).