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.
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Idioms for jump
Origin of jump
synonym study for jump
OTHER WORDS FROM jumpjump·a·ble, adjectivejump·ing·ly, adverboutjump, verb (used with object)un·jump·a·ble, adjective
Words nearby jump
Example sentences from the Web for jump
For a lot of those posting fitness content, this means showing off how much they can bench press, how far they can jump, or how spectacular their backflip is.
Days later, France recorded a jump of 10,000 new cases in one day.
Sticking with iOS, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold to see apps you’ve used recently—browse through them or tap on one to jump right to it.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are|David Nield|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
TikTok’s proprietary algorithm has been called its “secret sauce” and is one reason why companies have jumped at the chance to buy the app’s US operations.TikTok’s enormous value isn’t just in its algorithm|Adam Epstein|September 15, 2020|Quartz
The Sparks have more players who can beat you than any other team, and their role players — like pogo-stick-with-a-jump-shot Brittney Sykes and ageless Seimone Augustus — know precisely what play is necessary in a key moment.It’s Win Or Go Home This Week In The WNBA Playoffs|Howard Megdal|September 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The collection includes kimono capes and hand woven jump overalls.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
Would I like to tell half the people I work with to go jump off a cliff?The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her new friends jump to her defense and loudly tell the clerk to back off.
The sound of my step shall make your heart jump; a look from me shall make you dumb for an hour.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.
And it did not take Squinty long to learn to jump the rope when there was no apple on the other side.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
It'll be beastly dull for her at The Warren, you see, poor girl; and she doesn't seem to jump at Spunyarn, though he does hang on.
And it is quite true that the particular employer can no more break away from these limits than he can jump out of his own skin.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
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 forms of jumpjumpable, 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