(in the Caribbean) an occasion of mass dancing and merrymaking, as in a carnival
to stand up quickly and suddenly
(in the Caribbean) to take part in a jump-up
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How to use jump-up in a sentence
They can jump up and down and demand that Washington cut taxes on the very wealthy at a time of high budget deficits.No Deal on the Fiscal Cliff May Not Be Such a Bad Thing | Daniel Gross | November 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even so, looking at the filmography list, the needle does jump up and down.
In fact, no words can prepare you to watch him jump up and down without any pants on.
Game six saw her jump up on the bed, remove her underpants, and do a little dance before sitting back down.
It provokes a physical reaction in most of us—we jump up out of our chairs, grab at the air and clench our fists.
If that same paralytic were lying in his bed at home and you set the house afire he would jump up and run.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Whichever way we stood him, Manikin would jump up serenely on his plump little legs, always smiling and jolly.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
At last, however, a knock against the shutters made us all jump up at the same moment.Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete | Guy de Maupassant
The platform is simply a few loose boards standing on some boxes, and when anyone walks across it the boards jump up and down.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
If they fell down they did not jump up at once but rolled around the floor most good-naturedly.The Green Forest Fairy Book | Loretta Ellen Brady