overleap

overleap

[oh-ver-leep]
verb (used with object), overleaped or overleapt, overleaping.
1.
to leap over or across: to overleap a fence.
2.
to overreach (oneself) by leaping too far: to overleap oneself with ambition.
3.
to pass over or omit: to overleap important steps and reach erroneous conclusions.
4.
Archaic. to leap farther than; outleap.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English overlepen, Old English oferhlēapan. See over-, leap

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overleap

verb
1. defeat (oneself) by going too far 
2. jump across or leap over (an obstacle) [syn: vault
3. leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" [syn: neglect] [ant: attend to
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