- 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.
Idioms about 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
How to use jump in a sentence
In 2013, the show’s viewership jumped from the previous season by a full 33 percent among women age 18–34 — something almost unheard of for a show then nearly 10 seasons into its run.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
His personal progress would be crucial the following year when, at just 16 years old, Bjerg was offered his first paid, pro contract by the Copenhagen Wolves, an opportunity he “jumped at.”The enduring and ongoing legacy of Bjergsen|Noah Smith|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The closure is the latest in new restrictions added across the Washington region as caseloads have jumped.Smithsonian museums, zoo to close as coronavirus caseload in D.C. region hits record for 16th day|Dana Hedgpeth, Ovetta Wiggins|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Coronavirus hospitalizations are climbing quickly in Utah, with an 18 percent jump in the past week alone, and more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases being reported each day.
From 2012 to last year, the number of Guatemalans apprehended at the border jumped from some 34,000 to more than 264,000, according to federal reports.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
“When Tanveer realized what was happening, he jumped out of the truck, but the Iranians shot him,” Abdullah says.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fidel jumped out and hopped into the ocean without getting wet.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apparently tourism in the country had jumped tenfold since the film hit theaters.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Livvix allegedly arrived in Israel a short time after he jumped bail on drug charges.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The studio took him at his word and jumped at the chance to close down, or at least reduce, his costly operation.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once the rope got tangled around Squinty's foot, and he jumped over it to get free.
All this while Squinty was chewing on the apple which he had picked up from the ground after he had jumped over the rope.
At the sound of Blanche's name he jumped up and took his usual tone; he knew all about his wife, and needed no information.Confidence|Henry James
"My name is Slicko," answered the lively little girl squirrel, as she jumped about.
Tom jumped behind a bush, and as they passed tried to fire, but the foliage was so dense that he failed to get a good aim.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
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
Other 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