1. make a large jump or sudden movement, do or achieve something in a sudden way
leap at an opportunity
To 'leap' means to jump or move a long way with height or energy or to jump over or across something. To leap can also mean to move suddenly or act in an eager or enthusiastic way. You can leap to respond for example, or leap at an opportunity. You can also use 'leap' to describe a dramatic jump or increase in sales, price or an amount of something. If something is apparent or noticeable you can say that it 'leaps out'. as a noun, a leap is a jump or series of jumps or hops. A frog leaps, for example. A leap is also a significant change or improvement such as a 'leap of imagination' or a 'leap to a different topic'.