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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)

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.

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."