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To physically launch oneself into the air
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“Fleas can jump a hundred times their height, which is the equivalent of a human jumping about a thousand feet.”
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(jump off) To physically launch oneself off a platform downward
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“I would literally jump off a plane while I was tandem skydiving.”
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To jolt, usually due to astonishment, shock or fear
“She has a tendency to jump in surprise whenever she hears something move.”
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To receive a fright
“A loud noise in the night would cause us to jump.”
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(especially of prices or figures) To rise suddenly and by a large amount
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“The price of cryptocurrency tends to jump as suddenly as it crashes.”
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To pass over (an obstacle) by a spring or leap
“Our dog would regularly jump the fence to prance around in the meadow outside.”
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To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward
“He is annoyingly impatient and is always trying to jump the queue.”
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To attack without warning
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“I saw two guys jump an unsuspecting man in the car park.”
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(jump at) To eagerly accept
“Marshall would jump at the opportunity that would come only once in a lifetime.”
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(of driver or a vehicle) To fail to stop at a red traffic light
“The man driving behind me hooted, wanting me to jump the lights, enraged that I had not done so.”
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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To engage in carnal activity
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Cross over
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To physically raise or elevate
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Run away from a place or situation of danger
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To set up or establish
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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To quiver or vibrate due to being shaken or struck
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To arrive at hastily, especially a decision
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To move fast enough to reach or pass someone or something ahead
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To physically attack ferociously and wound
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An act of jumping into the air
“A little finagling with the latch, then a quick jump to catch the top of the door, and it swung open without a struggle or a noise.”
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An act of jumping down from a surface
“The stunt involves a jump from a twenty-foot ledge into a pool of water below.”
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A sudden dramatic rise in amount, price, or value
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“The company reported a twelve percent jump in profits compared to the previous financial year.”
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A head start or favorable position in a competition
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“You can get a jump on your competitors by working harder and smarter.”
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A sudden involuntary movement caused by shock or surprise
“I noticed a little jump from Harry, who was evidently surprised when Sally chose to sit next to him.”
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An obstacle to be jumped, especially by a horse and rider in an equestrian competition
“Any horse falling at the trial jump or twice refusing is not allowed to compete.”
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The process of change from one form to another
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A feeling of fright
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Nervous restlessness
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A formal social gathering for dancing
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The act or process of making an aircraft airborne
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The discontinuous change of the state of an electron in an atom or molecule from one energy level to another
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A short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters
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