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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!
See also: down, leap
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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When she was emptying the beans into the pan, one dropped without her observing it, and lay on the ground beside a straw, and soon afterwards a burning coal from the fire leapt down to the two.
He felt how richly he deserved the reproach that the wounded cry conveyed, and, in a sorrow that was inexpressible, leapt down and took her hand.
Passer-by Riyad El-Hassani leapt down to save him with a train a minute away, burning his hand on the electrified rail.
The child's father leapt down to help and the three sheltered in a pit beneath the track as a train passed over.
The father also leapt down to help the pair as the terrifying incident unfolded at London's Baker Street station on Friday night.
Apparently, and perhaps disappointingly, they weren't named after a dog which leapt down the stairs but possibly, because the curve of the stairs resembled the shape of a dog's hind legs!
Riding proudly across the finish line atop a giant six-foot-tall roof-mounted taco, Stevie "Flaco" Perez quickly leapt down to welcome all comers (excluding Birdhouse, of course) to his authentic taqueria on wheels, complete with horchata!
The PAC men leapt down from the truck and ordered them to get down.
In fact, he wasn't sitting at all but standing on a barrier - and leapt down onto a concrete walkway when the ball hit the net.
They're moving" her voice full of fear, as first a hyena, then a monkey, a lion and then a wolf seemed to come to life, their hard stone shapes now fluid with motion as they leapt down from the castle walls with the stealth, grace and majesty that only animals have, the rest of the girls stopped, each falling silent as they saw the animals now come alive, each began screaming as the shock of what they were witnessing sobered them into panic, running blindly, tripping and falling over one another in their efforts to escape clinging to one another in a nightmare come true.
As we left the theatre the children leapt down the steps laughing, pretending to fly.
Nick flung his weight the other way and leapt down to stand astride the fallen man, both pistols cocked.
To gain access to the property, situated at No 92, the thieves leapt down into the basement after cunningly removing a piece of glass from the lower section of the pane.
Pte Stephens ripped his headset off and leapt down."
"I quickly swung my legs over the side of my bunk," he says, only to be straddled by Bill, the engineer in the bunk above him, as he leapt down. After getting untangled, they went to find out what had happened.