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Being Doing Feeling > Motion > Jumping


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beleap to leap upon.
bound a leap, a spring; (verb) to leap.
buck the male of eg the deer; (verb) (of a horse, etc) to jump repeatedly into the air.
caper a leap, a gambol; (verb) to leap or skip like a goat.
caperer one who capers.
caperingly (Adv.) CAPERING.
cavort to prance, caper about.
cavorter one who cavorts.
cavortings sexual frolics.
corvet to leap; to frisk.
courbette (Fr.) a curvet.
curvet a leap, a frolic; (verb) to leap, to frisk.
dap to dip bait gently into the water when fishing.
frisker one who frisks; one who leaps or gambols.
gambol a playful skipping movement; (verb) to leap or spring in dance or play.
jaunce a prance; a wearisome journey; (verb) to prance.
jaunse a prance; a wearisome journey; (verb) to prance.
jump a jerk or start (verb) to spring off the ground
jumpable that can be jumped.
jumpingly (Adv.) JUMPING, making jumps.
jumprope a rope used in children's games for jumping.
jumpsies a game involving jumping over a taut rope.
kangaroo (Aborig.) a large marsupial; (verb) to bound like a kangaroo.
leap a jump; (verb) to jump.
leaper one who leaps.
leapfrog to jump over with the legs wide apart.
lep (Dial.) to leap.
lollop to bound about wildly LOLLOPY.
lollopy given to lolloping.
loup (Scots) to leap.
lowp (Scots) to leap.
outcaper to surpass in capering.
outleap to surpass in leaping.
outspring to spring out.
over above, in excess (noun) a delivery of six balls in cricket; (verb) to go, leap or vault over
overbound to bound excessively.
overjump to jump over; hence, to omit; to ignore.
overleap to leap over or across; hence, to omit; to ignore.
overskip to skip or leap over; to treat with indifference.
owerloup (Scots) to leap over.
pounce a sudden leap as on to prey; (verb) to make a sudden assault or approach.
pouncer one that pounces.
prance to spring forward on the hind legs.
prancingly (Adv.) PRANCING.
prankle to prance lightly.
praunce (Spenser) to prance.
pronk (Afrikaans) of a springbok, to leap in the air.
saltation an act of leaping or dancing; a sudden metamorphosis.
saltatorial pertaining to leaping or dancing; taking place by leaps and bounds.
saltatorious of or for saltation.
saltatory of or for saltation.
salto (Ital.) a daring leap; a somersault; (verb) to somersault.
scoup (Scots) to bound, caper.
scowp (Scots) to bound, caper.
skip a light step (verb) to move with light springing steps
skippingly (Adv.) SKIPPING.
somersault a leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; (verb) to perform a somersault.
somerset a leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; (verb) to somersault.
spanghew (Dial.) to throw or jerk violently, eg a horse of its rider; spec. to cause (a toad or frog) to fly into the air.
sprent to spring or leap forward in an agile way.
spring an outflow of water from the earth (verb) to move upward suddenly and swiftly
sprung (PaP.) SPRING, to move upwards suddenly and swiftly.
stott to bound with a stiff gait.
subsultive moving by sudden leaps or starts; twitching.
subsultorily (Adv.) SUBSULTORY, moving by sudden leaps or starts.
subsultory moving by sudden leaps or starts; twitching.
summersault a leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; a turning end over end.
summerset a leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; (verb) to somersault.
tittup a light springy step (verb) to prance, skip about gaily
updive to spring upward; to rise.
upleap to leap up.
vault an arched roof or ceiling (verb) to leap over
vaulter one who vaults.
vaulting vaulted work.
vaultingly (Adv.) VAULTING.
vaut (Obs.) to vault.
vaute (Obs.) to vault.
vawte (Obs.) to vault.