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leap

1. verb move rapidly2. verb SPOR jump3. verb STAT, ECON, FIN suddenly increase or improve4. verb LIT, CINE change time or situation5. noun ATH, HORSE big jump6. noun STAT, ECON, FIN big increase or improvement7. noun significant change
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1 verb move rapidly INTRANSITIVEléim verb  c m ushe leapt out of bed léim sí amach as an leabahe leapt to his feet d'éirigh sé de léim ina sheasamh, phreab sé ina sheasamh 2 verb also SPOR jump
INTRANSITIVEléim verb  c m uthe horse leaped over the fence léim an capall thar an sconsa, léim an capall an sconsa
TRANSITIVEléim verb  c m uléim a ghearradhléim a chaitheamhthe runner leaped the hurdle léim an reathaí an chliath, chaith an reathaí an chliath de léimshe leaped the river léim sí an abhainn, ghearr sí léim thar an abhainn
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3 verb STAT, ECON, FIN suddenly increase or improve
INTRANSITIVEméadaigh go mórméadú mór a theacht arthe cost of fuel leapt mhéadaigh costas an bhreosla go mór, tháinig méadú mór ar chostas an bhreosla
TRANSITIVEméadaigh verb  c m uméadaigh faoi PhrVthe rate leapt 10% mhéadaigh an ráta 10%, mhéadaigh an ráta faoi 10%
4 verb LIT, CINE change time or situation INTRANSITIVEléim verb  c m uif we leap ahead 40 years ... má léimimid daichead bliain ar aghaidh, má théimid daichead bliain ar aghaidhthe next scene leaps 100 years forward in time léimeann an chéad radharc eile 100 bliain ar aghaidhthe story leaps back and forth léimeann an scéal ar aghaidh agus ar gcúl, téann an scéal ar aghaidh agus ar gcúl, bíonn an scéal ag dul siar agus aniar go tobann 5 noun also ATH, HORSE big jumpléim fem2  c m ushe gave a leap of fright léim sí le heaglathe horse made an enormous leap over the fence ghearr an capall léim ollmhór thar an gclaí, chuaigh an capall thar an gclaí de léim ollmhórhe took a leap over the river léim sé trasna na habhann 6 noun STAT, ECON, FIN big increase or improvementthere was a leap in unemployment to 10% mhéadaigh an dífhostaíocht go dtí 10%women have made huge leaps in politics tá an-dul chun cinn déanta ag na mná i gcúrsaí polaitíochta 7 noun significant change athrú ollmhórit's a big leap being here one day, abroad the next athrú ollmhór atá ann bheith anseo lá amháin agus thar lear an lá ina dhiaidhhe made the leap from university to business ghearr sé an léim mhór ó shaol na hollscoile go saol an ghnó, d'éirigh leis dul ó shaol na hollscoile go saol an ghnó
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a leap in the dark

urchar an daill faoin abhaillI'd advise you not to take a leap in the dark mholfainn duit gan dúléim a thabhairt, mholfainn duit gan dul sa seans

a leap of faith

we need to take a collective leap of faith ní mór dúinn muid féin ar fad a chur i muinín Dé, caithfimid uile dul ar choimirce na cinniúna

in leaps and bounds

(also

by leaps and bounds

) as cuimseas miosúrour language skills came on in leaps and bounds tháinig feabhas as cuimse ar ár gcuid scileanna teangaits popularity has continued to grow in leaps and bounds tá fás as miosúr air i measc an phobail i rith an amato be coming on by leaps and bounds bheith ag teacht ar aghaidh mar a bheadh éan gé ann

to leap at the chance

(also

to leap at the opportunity

) an deis a thapú go fonnmharhe leapt at the chance of playing for the county thapaigh sé an deis go fonnmhar imirt don chontaeI was invited and I leaped at the opportunity chuaigh cuireadh orm agus ghlac mé leis de léim, fuair mé cuireadh agus ba é sin an guth a fuair a fhreagra

to leap into action

dul i mbun gnímh ar an toirt

to leap off the page

rud a thabhairt faoi deara láithreachsonrú a chur i rud láithreachthe images really leap off the page preabann na híomhánna amach ón leathanach, thógfá ceann de na híomhánna

to leap to sb's defence

bheith breá sásta duine a chosaintduine a chosaint ar an toirt

look before you leap

proverb breathnaigh an abhainn sula dtéann tú ina cuilitheis fearr féachaint romhat ná dhá fhéachaint i do dhiaidhhe leaped before he looked thug sé léim an chait sa ghríosach

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