Leap out at – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

September 28, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

If something leaps out at you, it is very noticeable and you notice it immediately.

Examples of use:

1. As I walked into the garden, the bright colours of the flowers leapt out at me.

2. His amazing resemblance to his father leaps out at everyone who meets them.

3. She walked into the room and her beauty and elegance leapt out at everyone there.

infinitive
leap out at
present simple
leap out at and leaps out at
-ing form
leaping out at
past simple
leapt out at or leaped out at
past participle
leapt out at or leaped out at

Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence?

Can you think of something that you have noticed immediately: something that has leapt out at you?

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