leap forward

(redirected from leapt forward)

leap forward

To hop, jump, or dart forward very quickly or suddenly. I crouched down to pet the dog, when all of a sudden it leapt forward and bit me. Janet leaped forward when the singer asked if anyone wanted an autograph.
See also: forward, leap
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leap forward

to jump or hop forward. The little creature leapt forward and looked carefully at us. As the frog leapt forward, the kitten jumped straight up and fled.
See also: forward, leap
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Dyble was leading the Willie Mussontrained Emeebee into the stalls before the 1m2f handicap at Leicester when the horse leapt forward and slammed Dyble into the front of the gate.
"I obviously won't be at Ascot - but I don't think Frankel will need me that much to be winning!" Recounting the Leicester incident, Dyble added: "I led him into the gates and he just leapt forward and I had nowhere to go.
Shocked mum-of-two Kate said later: "When the cymbals and drums started he leapt forward in terror and floored me.