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jump rope

Also, jump roping. a children's game or an exercise for children and adults in which a rope is swung over and under the standing jumper, who must leap over it each time it reaches the feet.
the rope used.
verb (used without object)
to play this game or do this exercise.
Also called skip rope.
Origin of jump rope
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I am going to learn to jump rope," said Susie, quite proudly.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • But Susie couldn't, because she didn't know how to jump rope.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • Doesn't it make you want to get out and jump rope and play marbles and leap-frog, and—and just jump and skip and yell?

    Heart of Gold

    Ruth Alberta Brown
  • If very active she may jump rope, in solitary enthusiasm, or in combination of from two to four.

  • I suppose you girls who jump rope know what "three slow—pepper" means, but the boys probably will not, so I'll explain.

  • "You girls are crazy to jump rope so much," put in a big boy, Danny Rugg by name.

    The Bobbsey Twins

    Laura Lee Hope

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