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leapfrog

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ldoce_198_bleapfrogleap‧frog1 /ˈliːpfrɒɡ $ -froːɡ, -frɑːɡ/ noun [uncountable]  DGOa children’s game in which someone bends over and someone else jumps over them
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leapfrogLike leapfrog and friendships with older girls the teachers always put a stop to it.Support vans play leapfrog with the runners, moving ahead a mile or so at a time.More than 200 youngsters from North Road school in Darlington held a sponsored leapfrog to collect money for Oxfam.
leapfrogleapfrog2 verb (leapfrogged, leapfrogging) [intransitive, transitive]  PROGRESSto suddenly become better, more advanced etc than people or organizations that were previously better than you The company leapfrogged its rivals into a leading position.→ See Verb table
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leapfrogSecondly, word hypotheses might overlap and leapfrog each other's backwards pruning decision points.Did 1973 respond to his plans to leapfrog into the elite who would be actually paid to drive?The chief barrier to leapfrogging is government policy in developing countries.The intention was to allow London to leapfrog its rivals into a leading position.The result is that the countries are, in some respects, leapfrogging their more advanced neighbours.The Cubs knew a win would leapfrog them into second place.
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Verb table
leapfrog
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyleapfrog
he, she, itleapfrogs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyleapfrogged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave leapfrogged
he, she, ithas leapfrogged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad leapfrogged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill leapfrog
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have leapfrogged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam leapfrogging
he, she, itis leapfrogging
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you, we, theyare leapfrogging
Past
I, he, she, itwas leapfrogging
you, we, theywere leapfrogging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been leapfrogging
he, she, ithas been leapfrogging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been leapfrogging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be leapfrogging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been leapfrogging
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