Definitions for jumpdʒʌmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to spring clear of the ground or other support by a sudden muscular effort; leap.

  2. to move suddenly or quickly:

    to jump out of bed.

  3. to move or jerk involuntarily, as from shock:

    I jumped when the firecracker exploded.

  4. to obey or respond quickly and energetically:

    The waiter was told to jump when the captain signaled.

  5. Informal. to be full of activity; bustle:

    The town is jumping with excitement.

    Category: Informal

  6. to rise suddenly in amount:

    Prices jumped this quarter.

  7. to proceed abruptly, ignoring intervening steps or deliberation:

    to jump to a conclusion.

  8. to move haphazardly, aimlessly, abruptly, or after a short period:

    to jump from one job to another.

  9. to omit letters, numbers, etc.; skip:

    This typewriter jumps.

  10. to parachute from an airplane.

  11. to take eagerly; seize (often fol. by at):

    We jumped at the offer.

  12. to enter into something with vigor (usu. fol. by in or into):

    She jumped right into the discussion.

  13. to advance rapidly or abruptly, esp. in rank:

    to jump from clerk to manager in six months.

  14. to start a campaign, military attack, etc. (usu. fol. by off).

  15. (in checkers) to move from one side of an opponent's piece to a vacant square on the opposite side, thus capturing the piece.

    Category: Games, Checkers and Chess

  16. to make a jump bid in bridge.

    Category: Games

  17. (of newspaper copy) to continue on a subsequent page, following intervening copy.

    Category: Journalism

  18. (v.t.)to leap or spring over:

    to jump a stream.

  19. to cause to leap:

    to jump a horse over a fence.

  20. to skip or pass over; bypass.

  21. to elevate, esp. in rank, by causing to skip or pass rapidly through intermediate stages.

  22. to move past or start before (a signal); anticipate:

    The car jumped the red light.

  23. to increase sharply.

  24. to capture (an opponent's piece in checkers) by leaping over.

    Category: Checkers and Chess

  25. to attack or pounce upon without warning, as from ambush:

    The gang jumped him in a dark alley.

  26. to raise (the bid in bridge) by more than necessary to reach the next bidding level.

    Category: Games

  27. to abscond or flee from; skip:

    to jump town.

    Category: Informal

  28. (of trains, trolleys, etc.) to spring off or leave (the track).

  29. to get on board hastily:

    He jumped a plane for Chicago.

  30. to seize or occupy illegally or forcibly (a mining claim or the like).

  31. to continue (a newspaper story) from one page to another over intervening copy.

    Category: Journalism

  32. to connect (a dead battery) to a live battery by attaching booster cables between the respective terminals.

    Category: Automotive

  33. jump on, to berate suddenly and severely.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  34. (n.)an act or instance of jumping; leap.

  35. a space, obstacle, or apparatus that is cleared or to be cleared in a leap.

  36. a short or hurried journey.

  37. a descent by parachute from an airplane.

  38. a sudden rise in amount, price, etc.

  39. a sudden upward or other movement of an inanimate object.

  40. an abrupt transition from one point or thing to another, with omission of what intervenes.

  41. a move or one of a series of moves:

    to stay one jump ahead of the police.

  42. an athletic contest that features a leap or jump.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare high jump, 1 long jump. 1

  43. a sudden start as from nervous excitement.

  44. the act of taking an opponent's piece in checkers by leaping over it to an unoccupied square.

    Category: Checkers and Chess

  45. the jumps, nervousness.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for jump:

  1. get or have the jump on,to have an initial advantage over.

    Category: Idiom

  2. jump ship,to escape from or desert a ship.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of jump:

1505–15; of expressive orig.; cf. Dan gumpe to jolt, gimpe to move up and down, Sw gumpa, LG gumpen to jump


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jump, leap(noun)

    a sudden and decisive increase

    "a jump in attendance"

  2. leap, jump, saltation(noun)

    an abrupt transition

    "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

  3. jump(noun)

    (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

  4. startle, jump, start(noun)

    a sudden involuntary movement

    "he awoke with a start"

  5. jump, parachuting(noun)

    descent with a parachute

    "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"

  6. jump, jumping(verb)

    the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

    "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"

  7. jump, leap, bound, spring(verb)

    move forward by leaps and bounds

    "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

  8. startle, jump, start(verb)

    move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

    "She startled when I walked into the room"

  9. jump(verb)

    make a sudden physical attack on

    "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"

  10. jump(verb)

    increase suddenly and significantly

    "Prices jumped overnight"

  11. leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick out(verb)

    be highly noticeable

  12. jump(verb)

    enter eagerly into

    "He jumped into the game"

  13. rise, jump, climb up(verb)

    rise in rank or status

    "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"

  14. jump, leap, jump off(verb)

    jump down from an elevated point

    "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"

  15. derail, jump(verb)

    run off or leave the rails

    "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"

  16. chute, parachute, jump(verb)

    jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

  17. jump, leap(verb)

    cause to jump or leap

    "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"

  18. jumpstart, jump-start, jump(verb)

    start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery

  19. jump, pass over, skip, skip over(verb)


    "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"

  20. leap, jump(verb)

    pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

    "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"

  21. alternate, jump(verb)

    go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jump(verb)ʤˈʌmp

    to push with your legs so that you move through the air

    kids jumping up and down with excitement; She jumped off the steps onto the ground.; people jumping out of the burning building; The horse jumped (over) the fence.

  2. jumpʤˈʌmp

    to move suddenly, especially from fear or excitement

    She jumped up and ran to the door.; The boy jumped at the noise.

  3. jumpʤˈʌmp

    to increase quickly

    The temperature jumped to 80 degrees.

  4. jumpʤˈʌmp

    to change quickly from one thing to another

    The song jumped from number 20 to number 1 that week.; Just jump to the end of the story.

  5. jumpʤˈʌmp

    to angrily criticize sb

    You don't need to jump down her throat every time she makes a mistake.

  6. jumpʤˈʌmp

    to start sth before you should

    Hold on, now. Don't jump the gun.

  7. jump(noun)ʤˈʌmp

    the act of jumping

    a jump of four feet; She gave a jump at the sound.

  8. jumpʤˈʌmp

    a sudden increase

    a jump in the price of oil

  9. jumpʤˈʌmp

    a structure for jumping over or off

    The horse cleared the jump.


  1. jump(Noun)

    An instance of propelling oneself upwards.

    The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane.

  2. jump(Noun)

    An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.

    There were a couple of jumps from th bridge.

  3. jump(Noun)

    An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.

    She was terrified before the jump, but was thrilled to be skydiving.

  4. jump(Noun)

    An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.

  5. jump(Noun)

    A jumping move in a board game.

  6. jump(Noun)

    A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed it causes a video game character to jump (propel itself upwards).

  7. jump(Noun)

    An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.

    Heartless managed the scale the first jump but fell over the second.

  8. jump(Noun)

    An early start or an advantage.

  9. jump(Noun)

    A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.

  10. jump(Verb)

    To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.

  11. jump(Verb)

    To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.

    She is going to jump from the diving board.

  12. jump(Verb)

    To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.

  13. jump(Verb)

    To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.

    The sudden sharp sound made me jump.

  14. jump(Verb)

    To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.

    The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop.

  15. jump(Verb)

    To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.

    I hate it when people jump the queue.

  16. jump(Verb)

    To attack suddenly and violently.

    The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.

  17. jump(Verb)

    To engage in sexual intercourse.

    The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.

  18. jump(Verb)

    To force to jump.

    The rider jumped the horse over the fence.

  19. jump(Noun)

    A faster-than-light travel, not observable from the ordinary space.

  20. jump(Verb)

    To move the distance between two opposing subjects.

  21. jump(Verb)

    To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it.

  22. jump(Verb)

    To increase speed aggressively and without warning.

  23. jump(Adverb)

    exactly; precisely

  24. Origin: From jumpen, probably of or origin, ultimately from gempanan, from gwʰemb-. Cognate with gumpen, jumpen, gumpen, gampen, gumpe, gumpa, gimpe, jumpren, jumbren. Related to jumble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jump(noun)

    a kind of loose jacket for men

  2. Jump(noun)

    a bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century

  3. Jump(verb)

    to spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap

  4. Jump(verb)

    to move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt

  5. Jump(verb)

    to coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with

  6. Jump(verb)

    to pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream

  7. Jump(verb)

    to cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch

  8. Jump(verb)

    to expose to danger; to risk; to hazard

  9. Jump(verb)

    to join by a butt weld

  10. Jump(verb)

    to thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset

  11. Jump(verb)

    to bore with a jumper

  12. Jump(noun)

    the act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound

  13. Jump(noun)

    an effort; an attempt; a venture

  14. Jump(noun)

    the space traversed by a leap

  15. Jump(noun)

    a dislocation in a stratum; a fault

  16. Jump(noun)

    an abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry

  17. Jump(adj)

    nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise

  18. Jump(adverb)

    exactly; pat

Editors Contribution

  1. jump

    To push oneself off a surface and into the air by using the muscles in one's legs and feet.

    She did a jump to end the amazing dance.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jump' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2225

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jump' in Verbs Frequency: #390

Translations for jump

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of jumping

She crossed the stream in one jump.

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