from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game in which one player kneels or bends over while the next in line leaps over him or her.
- transitive v. To jump over in or as if in leapfrog.
- transitive v. To advance (two military units) by engaging one with the enemy while moving the other to a position forward of the first unit.
- transitive v. To avoid by or as if by a roundabout route.
- intransitive v. To move forward or progress in or as if in leapfrog.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs.
- v. To jump over some obstacle as in leapfrog.
- v. To overtake
- v. (military) To advance by engaging enemy with one unit while the other moves further forward.
- v. To progress as in leapfrog.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boys' game in which one player places his hands on the back or shoulders of another who has assumed a stooping posture, and leaps or vaults over his head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors
- v. progress by large jumps instead of small increments
- v. jump across
- n. a game in which one child bends down and another leaps over
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