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Idioms about jump

Origin of jump

First recorded in 1505–15; compare Danish gumpe “to jolt,” gimpe “to move up and down,” Swedish gumpa, Low German gumpen “to jump”

synonym study for jump

1. Jump, leap, vault imply propelling oneself by a muscular effort, either into the air or from one position or place to another. Jump and leap are often used interchangeably, but jump indicates more particularly the springing movement of the feet in leaving the ground or support: to jump up and down. Leap (which formerly also meant to run) indicates the passage, by a springing movement of the legs, from one point or position to another: to leap across a brook. Vault implies leaping, especially with the aid of the hands or some instrument, over or upon something: to vault ( over ) a fence.

OTHER WORDS FROM jump

jump·a·ble, adjectivejump·ing·ly, adverboutjump, verb (used with object)un·jump·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jump

hop, jump , skip
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How to use jump in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jump

jump
/ (dʒʌmp) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of jump

jumpable, adjectivejumpingly, adverb

Word Origin for jump

C16: probably of imitative origin; compare Swedish gumpa to jump
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with jump

jump

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