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1jump/ˈʤʌmp/verb
jumpsjumpedjumping
1jump
/ˈʤʌmp/
verb
jumpsjumpedjumping
Learner's definition of JUMP  
[no object]  : to move your body upward from the ground and often forward, backward, or sideways through the air by pushing with your legs
   b  [no object]  : to cause your body to drop or fall down from something by pushing with your legs
   c  : to move forward through the air and over (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
— + over
[no object] 
: to move quickly — often used figuratively
   b  : to make a sudden movement because of surprise or shock
[no object]  : to start or go forward quickly — sometimes + off
[no object]  : to suddenly increase in value or amount
[no object] 
: to go in a sudden and unexpected way
   b  : to suddenly go forward to a later point
[no object]  : to be lively with activity
[+ object]  : to physically attack (a person) especially in a robbery
[no object]  : to move or behave in an energetic way especially to please another person
[+ object]chiefly US  : to get onto (a moving train)
10  [+ object]  : to begin moving before (a signal to begin)
11  : to move a piece in a board game so that it moves over another piece and lands on the next space
[+ object]
[no object]
— sometimes + over

(go) jump in a/the lake

— see lake

jump all over

informal
: to become very angry at (someone) : to angrily criticize or shout at (someone)

jump at

[phrasal verb]
jump at (something) 
: to eagerly take (a chance, offer, etc.)

jump bail

— see 1bail

jump down someone's throat

— see throat

jump in

[phrasal verb]informal
: to say something about a subject that another person is already talking about : to join a conversation

jump off the page

— see 1page

jump on

[phrasal verb]informal
jump on (someone)  : to become very angry at (someone) : to angrily criticize or shout at (someone)
jump on (something) 
: to strongly attack or criticize (something)
   b  : to get on (a train, bus, etc.)

jump out at

[phrasal verb]
jump out at (someone) 
: to suddenly come at (someone) from a hiding place
: to immediately get the attention of (someone)

jump rope

— see 1rope

jump ship

— see 1ship

jump the gun

— see 1gun

jump the queue

— see 1queue

jump the track(s)

(US)of a trainor chiefly Britishjump the rails
: to come off the track

jump through hoops

informal
: to do a complicated or annoying series of things in order to get or achieve something

jump to conclusions

— see conclusion

jump to it

informal
: to begin doing something
2jump/ˈʤʌmp/noun
pluraljumps
2jump
/ˈʤʌmp/
noun
pluraljumps
Learner's definition of JUMP  
[count]  : an act of jumping
— see also high jump, long jump
[singular]  : a sudden movement because of surprise or shock — usually used in the phrase give a jump
[count] 
: something to be jumped over
   b  : something (such as a ramp) that you ride over in order to jump through the air on a motorcycle, bicycle, etc.
— see also ski jump
[count]  : a sudden increase

a hop, skip, and (a) jump

— see 2hop

get/have/gain a/the jump on

: to get or have an early advantage over (someone) by acting quickly or doing something first

one jump ahead

◊ If you are/keep/stay one jump ahead of someone, you have or keep an advantage over someone by learning about or doing something new.

take a running jump

British, informal + impolite
— used to tell someone who angers or annoys you to go away
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