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Definition of "jump" []

  • To spring off the ground or other base by a muscular effort of the legs and feet. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move suddenly and in one motion: jumped out of bed. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move involuntarily, as in surprise: jumped when the phone rang. (verb-intransitive)
  • To parachute from an aircraft. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To move quickly; hustle: Jump when I give you an order. (verb-intransitive)
  • To leap or spring clear of the ground or other surface by using the muscles in the legs and feet (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To leap over or clear (an obstacle) (verb)
  • To cause to leap over an obstacle (verb)
  • To move or proceed hastily (into, onto, out of, etc) (verb)
  • To board so as to travel illegally on (verb)
  • To parachute from an aircraft (verb)
  • To jerk or start, as with astonishment, surprise, etc (verb)
  • To rise or cause to rise suddenly or abruptly (verb)
  • To pass or skip over (intervening objects or matter) (verb)
  • To change from one thing to another, esp from one subject to another (verb)
  • To drill by means of a jumper (verb)
  • To have sections of a continuous sequence omitted, as through faulty cutting (verb)
  • To flicker, as through faulty alignment of the film (verb)
  • To promote in rank, esp unexpectedly or to a higher rank than expected (verb)
  • To start (a car) using jump leads (verb)
  • To capture (an opponent's piece) by moving one of one's own pieces over it to an unoccupied square (verb)
  • To bid in response to one's partner at a higher level than is necessary, to indicate a strong hand (verb)
  • To come off (a track, rail, etc) (verb)
  • (of the stylus of a record player) to be jerked out of the groove (verb)
  • To be lively (verb)
  • To attack without warning (verb)
  • (of a driver or a motor vehicle) to pass through (a red traffic light) or move away from (traffic lights) before they change to green (verb)
  • (of a man) to have sexual intercourse with (verb)
  • An act or instance of jumping (noun)
  • A space, distance, or obstacle to be jumped or that has been jumped (noun)
  • A descent by parachute from an aircraft (noun)
  • Any of several contests involving a jump (noun)
  • A sudden rise (noun)
  • A sudden or abrupt transition (noun)
  • A sudden jerk or involuntary muscular spasm, esp as a reaction of surprise (noun)
  • A step or degree (noun)
  • A move that captures an opponent's piece by jumping over it (noun)
  • A break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An act of sexual intercourse (noun)

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Use "jump" in a sentence
  • "*Lines up between Sidney and Ethel* *Jump jump jump*"
  • "After the jump is my attempt, which is likely to remain interesting for an hour or two, until events upend everything again."
  • "After the jump is a quick sketch I wrote of him for a magazine to be named later."