verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to abscond from; leave: The robbers jumped town.
- to flee or escape from.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of swing.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of jazz; played at a bright tempo.
Origin of jump
SYNONYMS FOR jump
Related formsjump·a·ble, adjectivejump·ing·ly, adverbout·jump, verb (used with object)un·jump·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for jump
In August 1984, I arrived at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, eager to jump into college life.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why not finish hard on a cliffhanger and the next one just jump straight back in?‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And before you jump to assumptions, know that I'm no hippie.
The training hours should jump to 80 hours for a concealed carry permit.
Although it seems Kutcher, a former male model, had a way with words from Jump Street.Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During our first ten miles' ride I was racking my brain for something to say when I should jump up to make my first sale.Twenty Years of Hus'ling|J. P. Johnston
He rushed to the window; it was too high to jump from, and already George was on the landing.Love and the Ironmonger|F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
"Some one ought to stay down there; he might jump," I called in warning.Tales of lonely trails|Zane Grey
Then Paul was to jump out, and trust to the slow uncoiling of the rope to lower him safely.The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch|Laura Lee Hope
I can't answer for Nora, but I'll jump at the chance—if you decide to give it to me.Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West|William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for jump
- to have sections of a continuous sequence omitted, as through faulty cutting
- to flicker, as through faulty alignment of the film
- a break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots
- (as modifier)a jump cut
- in a hurry
- busy and energetic
Derived Formsjumpable, adjectivejumpingly, adverb
Word Origin for jump
Idioms and Phrases with jump
In addition to the idioms beginning with jump
- jump all over someone
- jump at
- jump bail
- jump down someone's throat
- jump in
- jump on
- jump out of one's skin
- jump the gun
- jump the track
- jump through hoops
- jump to a conclusion
- get the drop (jump) on
- go fly a kite (jump in the lake)
- hop, skip and a jump
- not know which way to jump
- one jump ahead of
- skip (jump) bail