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jump meaning and definition

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JUMP noun

Definition of jump (noun)

  1. a sudden and decisive increase
    • "a jump in attendance"
    • synonyms: leap
  2. an abrupt transition
    • "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
    • synonyms: leap, saltation
  3. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
  4. a sudden involuntary movement
  5. descent with a parachute
    • "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
    • synonyms: parachuting
  6. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    • "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
    • synonyms: jumping

JUMP verb

Definition of jump (verb)

  1. move forward by leaps and bounds
    • "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
    • synonyms: bound, leap, spring
  2. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
    • "She startled when I walked into the room"
    • synonyms: start, startle
  3. make a sudden physical attack on
    • "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
  4. increase suddenly and significantly
    • "Prices jumped overnight"
  5. be highly noticeable
  6. enter eagerly into
    • "He jumped into the game"
  7. rise in rank or status
    • "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
    • synonyms: climb up, rise
  8. jump down from an elevated point
    • "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"
    • synonyms: jump off, leap
  9. run off or leave the rails
    • "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
    • synonyms: derail
  10. jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
  11. cause to jump or leap
    • "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
    • synonyms: leap
  12. start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
  13. bypass
  14. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
    • "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
    • synonyms: leap
  15. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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