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Definition of "leapfrog" []

  • A game in which one player kneels or bends over while the next in line leaps over him or her. (noun)
  • To jump over in or as if in leapfrog. (verb-transitive)
  • To advance (two military units) by engaging one with the enemy while moving the other to a position forward of the first unit. (verb-transitive)
  • To avoid by or as if by a roundabout route. (verb-transitive)
  • To move forward or progress in or as if in leapfrog. (verb-intransitive)
  • 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 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To play leapfrog (verb)
  • To leap in this way over (something) (verb)
  • To advance or cause to advance by jumps or stages (verb)

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Use "leapfrog" in a sentence
  • "The first rider -- rider A -- is on the road, and three others are in what we call a "leapfrog car.""
  • "It's called the leapfrog tick tock similar to the other phones that we tested for kids."
  • "While the 46-year-old condemns the violence as a tragedy, his concern is for the future and the impact of the government's 10bn yuan pledge to ensure stability in the region through rapid, "leapfrog", economic development."
  • "The first rider -- rider A -- is on the road, and three others are in what we call a "leapfrog car.""
  • "New technology has allowed Democrats to "leapfrog" to e-mail solicitations and other online fundraising rather than develop a mailing list, Malbin says."