overleap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overleap leave undone or leave out "How could I miss that typo?","The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
    • v overleap jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
    • v overleap defeat (oneself) by going too far
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Overleap To leap over or across; hence, to omit; to ignore. "Let me o'erleap that custom."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overleap 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overleap ō-vėr-lēp′ to leap over: to pass over without notice
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. oferhleápan,. See Over, and Leap

Usage

In literature:

Nor is Turnus slack to follow; he overleaps the barriers and springs across the high gangways.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
To {overleap, overreach, overshoot} himself are merely, to {leap, reach, shoot}, over or beyond the mark himself intended.
"Notes and Queries, Number 201, September 3, 1853" by Various
Chung-ni is the sun or moon, which no one can overleap.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
The imagination of English readers overleaped a tedious interval of labor and disappointment.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
A body of Normans having given way, the Kentish men in their eagerness overleaped the barricade and gave chase to their flying foes.
"Stories from English History" by Hilda T. Skae
Some were seen springing high in the air, as if to overleap the pit.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
For what bars does it not now overleap?
"A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity." by William Wilberforce
Thy waters overleap my path So that my children cannot pass.
"Indian Legends of Minnesota" by Various
It was your vaulting ambition which overleaped all bounds before.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
When he subsequently learned that one James Conlan was to visit them as guest, his suspicions overleaped his delight.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
We cannot define them in a formula: for human nature overleaps all formulas.
"Progress and History" by Various
The frontier imagination had in no wise overleaped itself in naming this abyss.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Those of the dragoons not disabled rushed on, overleaped the batteries, and seized the guns.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
How had it overleaped content and ease of mind!
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
They had overleaped the Amazon; they were overrunning British Guiana, eating up everything on their way.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Then we learned that, as at Port Royal, the sea had overleaped its bounds and its victims by thousands were in its grasp.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
Love overleaps all barriers, and it is of but little use to try and bind it.
"The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage" by G. R. M. Devereux
Well, well, we must not overleap the quiet current of our story.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
The enthusiasm of the vast concourse of excitable Parisians overleaped all bounds.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
Nevertheless, I was determined to overleap all barriers and disregard almost everything that claimed my allegiance.
"The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin" by Emilia Pardo Bazán
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In poetry:

What matter? if the waymarks sure
On every side are round us set,
Soon overleaped, but not obscure?
'Tis ours to mark them or forget.
"The Epiphany" by John Keble
—A Voice reproves me thereupon,
More sweet than Nature's when the drone
Of bees is sweetest, and more deep
Than when the rivers overleap
The shuddering pines, and thunder on.
"De Profundis" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning