Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 167. The verb phrase today is to leap at. Okay. And we we have two meanings today to cover for to leap at. Let's look at the note here. If a person or animal leaps at someone or something they spring or jump at someone or something. So it's the literal one Where they're just kind of diving and jumping. So animals definitely will do it. But even a person could do it. You know, trying to attack someone. Or number two here. The second meaning. To accept or grab a good opportunity, especially with enthusiasm. You know you don't want to let it go by. Don't waste any time. Grab it right away. So you leap at it. All right. So let's look at the first example. This one covers like you know, the person or animal physically leaping. I once watched a video of a bird that was actually repeatedly pestering a cat it was kind of strange video. In the first part you're saying what is this bird keep bothering this cat ? It just kept coming down and picking at it. It was having fun with it. But he paid a price. The cat eventually leaped at the bird and caught it with his paws. It was kind of an amazing video to see on YouTube. But it surprised you. You said oh! Wow ! look what happened. Anyway let's go on. Let's look at number two here. Jane leapt at the chance to accept this task. So this is the second one. Like you leap at it. At an opportunity or a chance. So she could try to show off her skills to impress the boss. So she very enthusiastically or in an a very excited way accepted this. Okay. Number three. Well , this goes back again to... you know. the physically leaping at. A rat will usually try to flee danger, but if trapped in a corner, it may try to leap at its attacker. Yeah. So that's what we say. Sometimes a trap ...a trapped rat will try to attack sometimes. If they can't ... if they see a small out that they could try to escape, they'll probably take that. But only as a last resort , if they feel they have no other choice sometimes they say that a rat may try to attack its its attacker or the one that he considers causing danger to him. All right. And number four here. When offered that position John had left at the offer and quickly accepted it. So maybe it was so good. Oh yeah. Yeah I'll take that no doubt about it. Yeah I want that one. So you didn't even have to think about it. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.