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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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