One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Jump over or across.‘a stream that any five-years' child might overleap’
- ‘But the splinter of the self that consistently emerges as the common enemy of the true and the good alike is the will, always seeking to overleap its own bounds.’
- 1.1 Omit or ignore.‘whatever objection made by us, he finds too heavy to remove, he overleaps it’
disregard, overlook, ignore, avoid considering, not take into consideration, forget, pay no attention to, let pass, let go, gloss over, take no notice of, pay no heed to, take no account of, close one's eyes to, turn a deaf ear to, turn a blind eye to, omit, skipView synonyms
- ‘With just the simplest physical language, they found a way to overleap logic and build an absurd world that makes a brand new kind of sense.’
Old English oferhlēapan (see over, leap).
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