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Could you tell me the differences between "leap"and"skip"?
Feb 28, 2014 3:33 PM
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This video is intended to be humorous, but it does show what it means to 'skip': On the other hand (... or foot ... haha), a leap is when you take off with both feet leaving the ground and then land some distance away. That distance is variable, because you can leap over a sleeping dog, or you can leap off a building (but please, don't) -- so it depends on the circumstances. 'Leap' and 'jump' can usually be used interchangeably -- you could have jumped over that dog or jumped off that building -- but a 'leap' is a bit more dramatic than a 'jump'. If you jumped out of bed this morning, you must have slept well; but if you opened your eyes and saw a big bug on the sheet, you would have leaped out of bed. Of course, these words are also used in contexts that don't involve actual physical movement. Examples ... > He said to his girlfriend, "Just because you saw me kissing that girl, don't leap to conclusions." [People often 'jump to conclusions', but in this case, it would have definitely been a 'leap'.] > Who wouldn't leap at the chance to work for that company! > He told his girlfriend about the great restaurant he went to on his trip, but he skipped the part about the beautiful waitress. > I know this next meeting will be boring, but the boss will be there so don't skip it. Well, I may have skipped over other good examples, but you get the idea.
February 28, 2014
Skipping is a specific type of movement where a person jumps into the air and lands on the same foot while moving forward, usually swinging arms along with the jump in a playful manner. Leaping is a non specific type of large jump.
February 28, 2014
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