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 for Leapt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leap \Leap\ (l[=e]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaped (l[=e]pt;
     277), rarely Leapt (l[=e]pt or l[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Leaping.] [OE. lepen, leapen, AS. hle['a]pan to leap, jump,
     run; akin to OS. [=a]hl[=o]pan, OFries. hlapa, D. loopen, G.
     laufen, OHG. louffan, hlauffan, Icel. hlaupa, Sw. l["o]pa,
     Dan. l["o]be, Goth. ushlaupan. Cf. Elope, Lope,
     Lapwing, Loaf to loiter.]
     1. To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to
        vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a
        horse. --Bacon.
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              Leap in with me into this angry flood. --Shak.
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     2. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to
        bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
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              My heart leaps up when I behold
              A rainbow in the sky.                 --Wordsworth.
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