Pronunciation: (ō"vur-lēp'),[key] —v.t.,-leaped or -leapt, -leap•ing. 1. to leap over or across: to overleap a fence. 2. to overreach (oneself) by leaping too far: to overleap oneself with ambition. 3. to pass over or omit: to overleap important steps and reach erroneous conclusions. 4. Archaic.to leap farther than; outleap.