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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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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.
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Then turning to the fire James seized the tongs, "and under his feet he mightily brast up a blank of the chamber,"* and leaping down into the vault beneath he let the plank fall again into its place.
"Holloa!" cried he, leaping down. The bathing attendant, on his side, uttered a loud cry of astonishment when he beheld in the bath, a man completely dressed.
But perhaps there was nothing about the scenery I beheld more impressive than those silent cascades, whose slender threads of water, after leaping down the steep cliffs, were lost amidst the rich herbage of the valley.
Rebecca Birch, 29, barricaded herself inside the room before clambering out onto a thin ledge to escape, and leaping down to the ground as she dodged a swipe from one of William Jones' curved knives.
It actually sat on one of the branches at one stage before leaping down to the roof where it was sat when I took the photo.
Wholesale slaughter seems inevitable until an army of well-trained professional warrior women (not a cavalry of men) charges over the cliff, leaping down on ropes and raining down arrows, thundering over the sand on horses, swinging swords with deadly accuracy.
The motor immediately springs into life, even leaping down the carriageway.
Leaping down, he puts his hangman's noose through the corpse's teeth, yanks the head back to open up the gas, as it were, and rides it -- Jet Ski-like -- to another shore.
Oliver managed to amuse many of his fellow climbers when he decided to try his hand at boulder running leaping down a steep slope of loose rocks to speed up the descent.
"But if someone is leaping down onto the court then you never know why they are doing it, or who they are or whatever, so we just have to be looked after."
They were filmed waiting until it was just yards away before leaping down an embankment to safety in a heart-stopping near miss.
"Most artists would be leaping down the street to work in Abbey Road.
Leaping down the steep part where Arthur had found it easier to scramble on all fours.
And so, on the morning of December 1, it was me leaping down the stairs encouraging them to open their advent calendars.
To see footage of the free runners, log on to: JUMPING over walls and leaping down stairs, these free runners showed off their street skills.