Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 309. Leap.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction
309. Leap.
NOUN:LEAP, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, pole vault, leaping, saltation [rare].
  CAPER; dance, curvet, caracole or caracol; gambade, gambado, gambol, frisk, prance, dido [colloq. U. S.], capriole, demivolt; buck, - jump; hop skip and jump; falcade.
  [COMPARISONS] kangaroo, jerboa, chamois, goat, frog, grasshopper, flea; buckjumper; wallaby.
VERB:LEAP; jump -up, - over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, negotiate [cant], clear, ramp, trip, skip.
  prance, dance, caper; buck, buck-jump; curvet, caracole or caracol; foot it, bob, bounce, flounce, start; frisk (amusement) [See Amusement]; jump about (agitation) [See Agitation]; cut capers [colloq.], cut a dido [colloq., U. S.]; trip it on the light fantastic toe, dance oneself off one’s legs, dance the soles off one’s feet.
ADJECTIVE:LEAPING &c. v.; saltatorial, saltatoric or saltatory; frisky, lively.
ADVERB:on the light fantastic toe.
  1. Di salto in salto.
  2. From peak to peak, the rattling crags among, Leaps the live thunder.—Byron



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