leap up

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leap up

To hop, jump, or stand up very quickly or suddenly. The child was leaping up trying to get her kite down from the tree. He leapt up from his chair in alarm when he heard the back door open. The cat leaped up and snatched the bird out of the air.
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leap up

to jump upwards. The dog leapt up and licked my cheek. I leapt up so I could see over the wall for just a second.
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References in classic literature ?
He had actually gained the crags, and was leaping up their sides with incredible activity, when a shot from the woods showed how accurate had been the judgment of the scout.