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.
- jumbo jet,
- jump all over someone,
- jump at,
- jump bail,
- jump ball,
- jump bid
Origin of jump
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
- 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
Word Origin for jump
1520s, perhaps imitative (cf. bump); another theory derives it from words in Gallo-Romance dialects of southwestern France (cf. jumba "to rock, to balance, swing," yumpa "to rock"), picked up during English occupation in Hundred Years War. Superseded native leap, bound, and spring in most senses. Meaning "to attack" is from 1789; that of "to do the sex act with" is from 1630s. Related: Jumped; jumping. To jump to a conclusion is from 1704. Jumping-rope is from 1805. Jump in a lake "go away and stop being a pest" attested from 1912.
1550s, "act of jumping," from jump (v.). Meaning "jazz music with a strong beat" first recorded 1937, in Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump." Jump suit "one-piece coverall modeled on those worn by paratroopers and skydivers" is from 1948.
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