Definition of "jumping" []

  • A secondary woody stem arising from the trunk or bough of a tree or the main stem of a shrub (noun)
  • A subdivision of the stem or root of any other plant (noun)
  • An offshoot or secondary part (noun)
  • A subdivision or subsidiary section of something larger or more complex (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any small stream (noun)
  • A section of a curve separated from the rest of the curve by discontinuities or special points (noun)
  • A departure from the normal sequence of programmed instructions into a separate program area (noun)
  • An alternative route in an atomic or nuclear decay series (noun)
  • (of a tree or other plant) to produce or possess branches (verb)
  • (of stems, roots, etc) to grow and diverge (from another part) (verb)
  • To divide or be divided into subsidiaries or offshoots (verb)
  • To diverge from the main way, road, topic, etc (verb)
  • Excellent, very fun (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Present participle of jump. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "jumping" in a sentence
  • ""IPO + privacy issues + your grandma joining + one redesign too many + general social-network fatigue = Fonzie on water-skis," he says, referring to the rather-desperate "Happy Days" episode that gave rise to the expression "jumping the shark.""
  • "The term jumping on the bandwagon may have been attributed to PT Barnum who was attributed as saying "There's a sucker born every minute.""
  • "Here's a quote from the wiki entry: The term jumping the shark alludes to a specific scene in a 1977 episode of the TV series Happy Days when the popular character Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli literally jumps over a shark while water skiing."