Definition of leep in US English:

leep

(also leap)

verb

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • with object To heat slightly, to parboil.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Gavin Douglas (c1476–1522), poet and bishop of Dunkeld. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from early Scandinavian, with the phonology influenced by subsequent association with leap.

Pronunciation

leep

/liːp/