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leap down

To jump or hop down to a lower level or place, especially very quickly or suddenly. I leapt down after my mother shouted at me not to climb on the wall. The cat leaped down off the table when I came by with the feather duster. I wish you wouldn't leap down from the top bunk like that—it sounds like you're going to crash straight through the floor!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leap down (from something)

to hop down from something or some place. The performer leapt down from the stage and ran up the aisle. She leapt down and ran away.
See also: down, leap
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It was not long ere the King's hiding-place was found, and one of the traitors leaped down beside him with a great knife in his hand.
Seeing this, another traitor leaped down to help his fellow.
Seeing him grow weary a third traitor, the King's greatest enemy, Robert Grahame, leaped down too into the vault, "with a horrible and mortal weapon in his hand, and therewithal he smote him through the body, and therewithal the good King fell down."*
But with the rapidity of thought D'Artagnan seized Athos by the waist, and followed by Porthos with Aramis, leaped down from the benches, rushed into the passages, and flying down the staircase were lost in the crowd without, while the muskets within were pointed on some three thousand spectators, whose piteous cries and noisy alarm stopped the impulse already given to bloodshed.
For some distance it dashed along, over huge masses of rock, with foaming violence, as if exasperated by being compressed into so narrow a channel, and at length leaped down a chasm that looked dark and frightful in the gathering twilight.
Then the people shouted so loud that folk came running from all about to see what was the ado; while Little John leaped down from the stand and gave the staff back to him that had lent it to him.
"Heaven bless ye, good Robin," cried the butcher right joyfully, "that can I!" And he leaped down forthwith from the cart, and handed Robin the reins in exchange for the purse.
Moving slowly outward upon the two branches Tarzan swung Numa out so that he could not reach the bole of the tree with his raking talons, then he made the rope fast after drawing the lion clear of the ground, dropped his five pigskin sacks to earth and leaped down himself.
With a howl, for the last time they leaped down upon the foe, tearing, harrying, and killing till they themselves were dead by the spear, every one of them except Deathgrip, who crept back sorely wounded to die with Galazi.
What words of moment were to have fallen from his lips were never spoken, as just then a young warrior, evidently sensing the trend of thought among the older men, leaped down from the steps of the rostrum, and striking the frail captive a powerful blow across the face, which felled her to the floor, placed his foot upon her prostrate form and turning toward the assembled council broke into peals of horrid, mirthless laughter.
It was one of the robust youths (female); she leaped down the steps, pinned Mrs P to the railings and cried: "No!
She leaped down from the porch and ran around the side of Peter's house.
"He then jumped down a huge wall - it's about eight foot - so I leaped down after him.
He leaped down the stairs and attacked her knocking her to the ground, tearing an ear-ring from her ear and grabbing her by the throat.