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leapfrog

[leep-frog, -frawg] /ˈlipˌfrɒg, -ˌfrɔg/
noun
1.
a game in which players take turns in leaping over another player bent over from the waist.
2.
an advance from one place, position, or situation to another without progressing through all or any of the places or stages in between:
a leapfrog from bank teller to vice president in one short year.
verb (used with object), leapfrogged, leapfrogging.
3.
to jump over (a person or thing) in or as if in leapfrog:
He leapfrogged the fence to reach the crying child.
4.
to move or cause to move as if in leapfrog:
Manufacturers are leapfrogging prices because the cost of raw materials has doubled.
verb (used without object), leapfrogged, leapfrogging.
5.
to move or advance in or as if in leapfrog:
Our tour leapfrogged through six cities in four days.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; leap + frog1
Related forms
leapfrogger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leap frogged

leapfrog

/ˈliːpˌfrɒɡ/
noun
1.
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
verb -frogs, -frogging, -frogged
2.
  1. (intransitive) to play leapfrog
  2. (transitive) to leap in this way over (something)
3.
to advance or cause to advance by jumps or stages
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