Over the past months since these two high-profile cases, the Palestinian hunger strike has grown by leaps and bounds.
An op-ed today by regular Press TV contributor Gordon Duff leaps to Paul's defense.
Joe leaps off the page—full of wit and energy and yet he wrestles with demons.
What does come as more of a surprise is the joyous, functioning Monroe that also leaps out of these pages.
Suddenly, she bolts upward and leaps in the direction of the buzzing contraption.
I grew enormously rich, my millions increasing by leaps and bounds.
He it is, too, that leaps from cloud to cloud amid the crashing thunder-storm.
I'm only marvelling at the leaps and bounds with which your education has gone forward.
Often its leaps and flickerings are irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable.
As a presiding judge said, "His leaps are like a kangaroo's, and his speech gave me the headache."
c.1200, from Old English hleapan "to jump, run, leap" (class VII strong verb; past tense hleop, past participle hleapen), from Proto-Germanic *khlaupan (cf. Old Saxon hlopan, Old Norse hlaupa, Old Frisian hlapa, Dutch lopen, Old High German hlouffan, German laufen "to run," Gothic us-hlaupan "to jump up"), of uncertain origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. Leap-frog, the children's game, is attested by that name from 1590s; figurative use by 1704.
First loke and aftirward lepe [proverb recorded from mid-15c.]Related: Leaped; leaping.
c.1200, from Old English hliep, hlyp (West Saxon), *hlep (Mercian, Northumbrian) "a leap, bound, spring, sudden movement; thing to leap from;" common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian hlep, Dutch loop, Old High German hlouf, German lauf); from the root of leap (v.). Leaps has been paired with bounds since at least 1720.