Overleap
Overleap \O`ver*leap"\, v. t. [AS. oferhle['a]pan. See {Over}, and {Leap}.] To leap over or across; hence, to omit; to ignore. ``Let me o'erleap that custom.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • overleap — [ō΄vər lēp′] vt. OVERLEAPT or overlept or overleaped, overleaping, overleapt [ō΄vərlept′, ō΄vərlēpt′] 1. to leap over or across 2. to omit; ignore 3. to overreach (oneself) by leaping too far …   English World dictionary

  • overleap — /oh veuhr leep /, v.t., overleaped or overleapt, overleaping. 1. to leap over or across: to overleap a fence. 2. to overreach (oneself) by leaping too far: to overleap oneself with ambition. 3. to pass over or omit: to overleap important steps… …   Universalium

  • overleap — transitive verb ( leaped or overleapt; overleaping) Date: before 12th century 1. to leap over or across 2. to defeat (oneself) by going too far …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overleap — verb a) To leap over, to jump over, to cross by jumping. b) To omit …   Wiktionary

  • overleap — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To jump over] Syn. spring, leap over, pass; see jump 1 . 2. [To omit] Syn. reject, overlook, miss; see omit 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • overleap — v. leap across; go too far; skip over, overlook …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overleap — verb (past and past participle overleaped or overleapt) archaic 1》 jump over or across. 2》 omit; ignore …   English new terms dictionary

  • overleap — v 1. leap over or across, jump over or across, spring over or across, hop over or across, bound over or across, vault, vault over, leapfrog. 2. overreach, overstep, overstretch, stretch beyond, overpass, pass all bounds, know no bounds, go… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • overleap — o•ver•leap [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈlip[/t]] v. t. leaped leapt, leap•ing 1) to leap over or across 2) to overreach (oneself) • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

  • overleap — /oʊvəˈlip/ (say ohvuh leep) verb (t) (overleapt or overleaped, overleaping) 1. to overreach (oneself) by leaping too far. 2. to pass over or omit. 3. to leap over or across …   Australian English dictionary

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