leap at


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Related to leap at: leap year, leap at the chance

leap at someone or something

 
1. to jump toward someone or something. The grasshopper leapt at me and scared me to death. The cat leapt at the mouse and caught it.
2. to accept or choose someone or something eagerly. We leapt at Carl when his department offered him to us. When we had the chance to hire Carl, we leapt at it.
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leap at something

to quickly and eagerly accept an opportunity jump at something I would leap at an opportunity to work for that organization.
Usage notes: often used in the form leap at the chance: I leaped at the chance to visit India.
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leap at

v.
1. To spring or bound toward someone or something: The cat leaped at the mouse.
2. To accept something eagerly, as an opportunity: I leaped at the chance to be an intern at the publishing company.
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