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noun [countable] leap pronunciation in British English /liːp/
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  1. 1
    a jump, especially one that is long or high
    a record-breaking leap of 2.04 metres
    a flying leap (=high into the air): The angry monkey crossed the cage with a flying leap.
  2. 3
    a big change in the way that you think or in what you do
    Most publishing companies have made the leap into multimedia.
    Moving to a place where I knew no one was a big leap for me.

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