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To physically launch oneself into the air
“Fleas can jump a hundred times their height, which is the equivalent of a human jumping about a thousand feet.”
(jump off) To physically launch oneself off a platform downward
“I would literally jump off a plane while I was tandem skydiving.”
To move suddenly in a given direction
“I was petrified that this stocky little terrier could decide to suddenly jump at me and sink his teeth into my neck.”
To jolt, usually due to astonishment, shock or fear
“She has a tendency to jump in surprise whenever she hears something move.”
To move around in a lively or playful manner
“As I watch the kids jump around in the living room, I glance at my sister and myself in the entryway mirror.”
To receive a fright
“A loud noise in the night would cause us to jump.”
(especially of prices or figures) To rise suddenly and by a large amount
“The price of cryptocurrency tends to jump as suddenly as it crashes.”
To pass over (an obstacle) by a spring or leap
“Our dog would regularly jump the fence to prance around in the meadow outside.”
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.”
To attack without warning
“I saw two guys jump an unsuspecting man in the car park.”
(jump at) To eagerly accept
“Marshall would jump at the opportunity that would come only once in a lifetime.”
(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.”
A feeling of nervousness or restlessness
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Plural for 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.”
Plural for an act of jumping down from a surface
“The stunt involves a jump from a twenty-foot ledge into a pool of water below.”
Plural for a sudden dramatic rise in amount, price, or value
“The company reported a twelve percent jump in profits compared to the previous financial year.”
Plural for a head start or favorable position in a competition
“You can get a jump on your competitors by working harder and smarter.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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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