high jump

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  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.

Origin of high jump

First recorded in 1890–95

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Other definitions for high-jump (2 of 2)

[ hahy-juhmp ]

verb (used without object)
  1. to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper.

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.

Origin of high-jump

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for high jump

high jump

    • the high jump an athletic event in which a competitor has to jump over a high bar set between two vertical supports

    • (as modifier): high-jump techniques

  1. be for the high jump British informal to be liable to receive a severe reprimand or punishment

Derived forms of high jump

  • high jumper, noun
  • high jumping, noun

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