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high-jump

[hahy-juhmp]
verb (used without object)
  1. to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high-jumping his own height.
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high jump

noun Track.
  1. a field event in which athletes, using a running start, compete in jumping for height over a crossbar supported by two upright poles.
  2. a jump for height made in this event.
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Origin of high jump

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of high-jump

  • I could never have played on the eleven, or on the nine, but I have a chance in the high-jump.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

  • In the high-jump, however, Hicks had given considerable promise, which to date the grasshopper collegian had failed to keep.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

  • His final chance, and outside of his hopes of winning the track award in the high-jump, Hicks saw no way to win his B.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

  • By sticking to it, you have won your track B in the high-jump, thanks to your grass-hopper build, and we rejoice at your reward!

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

  • The positions assumed when in the air by a high-jump athlete are almost incredible as revealed by the camera.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

    Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester


British Dictionary definitions for high-jump

high jump

noun
    1. the high jumpan athletic event in which a competitor has to jump over a high bar set between two vertical supports
    2. (as modifier)high-jump techniques
  1. be for the high jump British informal to be liable to receive a severe reprimand or punishment
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Derived Formshigh jumper, nounhigh jumping, noun
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