[ US /ˈdʒəmp/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈʌmp/ ]
VERB
  1. enter eagerly into
    He jumped into the game
  2. jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
  3. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
    She startled when I walked into the room
  4. make a sudden physical attack on
    The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat
  5. jump down from an elevated point
    every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
    the widow leapt into the funeral pyre
    the parachutist didn't want to jump
  6. move forward by leaps and bounds
    The horse bounded across the meadow
    The child leapt across the puddle
    Can you jump over the fence?
  7. increase suddenly and significantly
    Prices jumped overnight
  8. rise in rank or status
    Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list
  9. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
    leap into fame
    jump to a conclusion
    jump from one thing to another
    jump to a conclusion
  10. bypass
    He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible
  11. cause to jump or leap
    the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop
  12. run off or leave the rails
    the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks
  13. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  14. be highly noticeable
  15. start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
NOUN
  1. descent with a parachute
    he had done a lot of parachuting in the army
  2. a sudden and decisive increase
    a jump in attendance
  3. a sudden involuntary movement
    he awoke with a start
  4. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    he advanced in a series of jumps
    the jumping was unexpected
  5. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
  6. an abrupt transition
    a successful leap from college to the major leagues
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How To Use jump In A Sentence

  • At parties, it is like being in a maze: one constantly has to jump in the air in the hope of seeing a way out. Times, Sunday Times
  • With people still applauding, he jumped off the stage and made his way straight towards me. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some experienced foreign jumpers displayed hand-in-hand group jumping, wingsuit jumping and somersaults during free fall; all the risky stunts thrilled the audience.
  • How do you know when to clap the triple jumpers? Times, Sunday Times
  • They all escaped after jumping from the top floor of the burning house thanks to their neighbours' help.
  • He asked if the guys could give him a jump-start.
  • She jumped back with a little yelp of surprise.
  • Both of the boys jumped out onto the stage, and slid on their knees to the front of the stage.
  • By the time we had got the boat to the waist, the ship had filled with water, and was going down on her beam-ends: we shoved our boat as quickly as possible from the plank-shear ** A timber around a vessel's hull at deck line. into the water, all hands jumping in her at the same time, and launched off clear of the ship. The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told
  • My little daughter started jumping up and down with rage when she heard she couldn't go.
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