leapfrog

[leep-frog, -frawg]
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; leap + frog1

leapfrogger, noun
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leapfrog (ˈliːpˌfrɒɡ)
 
n
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
 
vb , -frogs, -frogging, -frogged
2.  a.  (intr) to play leapfrog
 b.  (tr) to leap in this way over (something)
3.  to advance or cause to advance by jumps or stages

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Example sentences
Furthermore, firms can leapfrog over the experience curve by means of
  innovation and invention.
The hidebound health-care systems of the rich world may resist new technologies
  even as poor countries leapfrog ahead.
Poor countries will leapfrog into the next generation.
And many developing countries have been able to leapfrog rich ones by going
  straight to mobile phones, cutting out landlines.
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