vb. (context archaic English) (en-simple past of: leap)
Usage examples of "lept".
Herbie lept to his feet, clutching his huge hands into enormous fists.
The screaming demon now lept from behind the broken remains of the ancient trees to punish me for my insolence in raising arms against the Lord of the Forest, for this he surely was.
The monster let forth with a hellish scream and lept upon the man it stood nearest to, Williams the telegrapher, killing him instantly with a single snap from its dagger toothed jaws.
Again the monster screamed and lept upon another happless victim tearing free from captain Brozhaerd his left arm and trampling him underfoot.