having recently gained prominence or fame and appearing arrogant.
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How to use jumped-up in a sentence
I pulled a Kanye and jumped up on stage, unsolicited and unashamed.
Then McQueen, who can come across as quite intense and dour, magnificently, jumped up and down.The Changing Color of the Oscars: '12 Years A Slave' Makes History | Tim Teeman | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So I put on a white duster and a straw hat and I crashed through the door into the meeting and jumped up on the conference table.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So I jumped up on a table and started screaming, right there in front of the cameras and everybody.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They jumped up when they heard District Attorney Alex Hunter announce the decision to assembled reporters.
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
That night Leo jumped up from the Girl's side crying: "Every one of those people we met just now will die——"Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Alila's father jumped up and crept through the woods in the direction of the sound.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Certainly he jumped up the side of the mission ship with very evil intentions.The Chequers | James Runciman
Aunt Jane sat on the front seat; uncle Tom jumped up beside her with the reins in his hands; the children shouted "Hurrah!"The Nursery, November 1881, Vol. XXX | Various
British Dictionary definitions for jumped-up
informal suddenly risen in significance, esp when appearing arrogant
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