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jump - Dictionary definition and meaning for word jump

Definition
(noun) a sudden and decisive increase
Synonyms : leap
Example Sentence
  • a jump in attendance

Definition
(noun) an abrupt transition
Synonyms : leap , saltation
Example Sentence
  • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

Definition
(noun) (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
Definition
(noun) a sudden involuntary movement
Synonyms : start , startle
Example Sentence
  • he awoke with a start

Definition
(noun) descent with a parachute
Synonyms : parachuting
Example Sentence
  • he had done a lot of parachuting in the army

Definition
(noun) the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
Synonyms : jumping
Example Sentence
  • he advanced in a series of jumps
  • the jumping was unexpected

Definition
(verb) move forward by leaps and bounds
Synonyms : bound , leap , spring
Example Sentence
  • The horse bounded across the meadow
  • The child leapt across the puddle
  • Can you jump over the fence?

Definition
(verb) move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
Synonyms : start , startle
Example Sentence
  • She startled when I walked into the room

Definition
(verb) make a sudden physical attack on
Example Sentence
  • The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat

Definition
(verb) increase suddenly and significantly
Example Sentence
  • Prices jumped overnight

Definition
(verb) be highly noticeable
Definition
(verb) enter eagerly into
Example Sentence
  • He jumped into the game

Definition
(verb) rise in rank or status
Synonyms : climb up , rise
Example Sentence
  • Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list

Definition
(verb) jump down from an elevated point
Synonyms : jump off , leap
Example Sentence
  • the parachutist didn't want to jump
  • every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
  • the widow leapt into the funeral pyre

Definition
(verb) run off or leave the rails
Synonyms : derail
Example Sentence
  • the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks

Definition
(verb) jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
Synonyms : chute , parachute

Definition
(verb) cause to jump or leap
Synonyms : leap
Example Sentence
  • the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop

Definition
(verb) start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
Synonyms : jump-start , jumpstart

Definition
(verb) bypass
Synonyms : pass over , skip , skip over
Example Sentence
  • He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible

Definition
(verb) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
Synonyms : leap
Example Sentence
  • leap into fame
  • jump to a conclusion
  • jump from one thing to another

Definition
(verb) go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
Synonyms : alternate

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