Definition of Overleap

1. Verb. Defeat (oneself) by going too far.

Generic synonyms: Exaggerate, Overdo



2. Verb. Jump across or leap over (an obstacle).
Exact synonyms: Vault
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring
Specialized synonyms: Hurdle
Derivative terms: Vault, Vaulter, Vaulting

3. Verb. Leave undone or leave out. "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

Definition of Overleap

1. v. t. To leap over or across; hence, to omit; to ignore.

Definition of Overleap

1. Verb. To leap over, to jump over, to cross by jumping. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To omit ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) To ignore ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overleap

1. to leap over [v -LEAPED or -LEAPT, -LEAPING, -LEAPS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overleap

overlashes
overlashing
overlashings
overlate
overlavish
overlax
overlay
overlay denture
overlayed
overlayer
overlayers
overlaying
overlays
overlead
overleaf
overleap (current term)
overleaped
overleaping
overleaps
overleapt
overlearn
overlearned
overlearnedness
overlearning
overlearns
overlearnt
overleather
overleave
overleaven
overleavened

Literary usage of Overleap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern French Legal Philosophy by Alfred Fouillée (1916)
"The Equilibrium of Security and Change; the Sacrifice of One to the Other Must not overleap Certain Bounds. The different methods which we ..."

2. A new pronouncing dictionary of the Spanish and English languages by Mariano Velázquez de la Cadena, Edward Gray, Juan L. Iribas (1902)
"... cubra enteramente otro cuerpo de diferente material. Overlie le"-v{r-lai'l, t>u. 1. Descansar 6 extenderse encima de 6 sobre. overleap lo-rfr-ltp'], va. ..."

3. The History of Long Island, from Its Discovery to the Present Time: With by Benjamin Franklin Thompson (1843)
"... allied to the celebrated Hugh White, who was among the first to overleap the German settlements on the Mohawk, and from whom Whitestown was named. ..."

4. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English by John Walker (1823)
"... A-vdr-bire'. va to repress, to enough [down, to preponderate much weight or power; to smother overleap, A-vur-lepe'. u, a. to pass by a jump ..."

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