from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To leap across or over.
- transitive v. To defeat (oneself or one's purpose) by going too far.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To leap over, to jump over, to cross by jumping.
- v. To omit
- v. To ignore
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To leap over or across; hence, to omit; to ignore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To leap over; overstep or go beyond; pass over or move from side to side of by leaping, literally or figuratively; hence, to omit; pass over.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. leave undone or leave out
- v. defeat (oneself) by going too far
- v. jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
From Old English oferhleápan (Wiktionary)