Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 309 (Leap)

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#309. Leap. -- N. leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, saltation[obs].

ance, caper; curvet, caracole; gambade|, gambado|; capriole, demivolt[obs]; buck, buck jump; hop skip and jump; falcade[obs].

kangaroo, jerboa; chamois, goat, frog, grasshopper, flea; buckjumper[obs]; wallaby.

V. leap; jump up, jump over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper; buck, buck jump; curvet, caracole; foot it, bob, bounce, flounce, start; frisk &c. (amusement) 840; jump about &c. (agitation) 315; trip it on the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic, dance oneself off one's legs, dance off one's shoes.

Adj. leaping &c. v.; saltatory[obs], frisky.

Adv. on the light fantastic toe.

Phr. di salto in salto[It].