jump rope



Also jump roping. a children's game or an exercise for children and adults in which a rope is swung over and under the standing jumper, who must leap over it each time it reaches the feet.
the rope used.

verb (used without object)

to play this game or do this exercise.

Nearby words

  1. jump leads,
  2. jump line,
  3. jump on,
  4. jump out of one's skin,
  5. jump pass,
  6. jump seat,
  7. jump shooter,
  8. jump shot,
  9. jump spark,
  10. jump suit

Origin of jump rope

First recorded in 1795–1805

Also called skip rope.

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