Idioms for jump

Origin of jump

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

SYNONYMS 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, adverbout·jump, verb (used with object)un·jump·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jump

hop jump skip (see synonym study at the current entry) (see synonym study at skip1)
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British Dictionary definitions for jump in

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
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Idioms and Phrases with jump in (1 of 2)

jump in

Also jump in with both feet or into the ring. Enter into something enthusiastically; also, act precipitately. For example, When Don found out what his job was to be, he was ready to jump in immediately, or As soon as they asked me to join, I jumped in with both feet, or When buying securities, Anne's apt to jump into the ring, no matter what the risks. The first two usages allude to jumping into water; the third alludes to entering the fray of the boxing ring.

Idioms and Phrases with jump in (2 of 2)

jump

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