- 1to push yourself suddenly off the ground and into the air using your legs
- 2to move quickly and suddenly
- 3to increase suddenly and significantly
Using jump: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "jump" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The cat jumped over the fence.
I jumped out of bed when I heard the alarm.
The stock prices jumped after the announcement.
He jumped at the opportunity to work with his favorite director.
She jumped to conclusions without knowing all the facts.
jump Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using jump
used to tell someone that you are not interested in what they are suggesting or offering
When he asked me to lend him money again, I told him to take a running jump.
I had to jump through hoops to get my visa approved.
I think we're jumping the gun by announcing the project before we have all the details worked out.
Phrases with jump
I'm going to jump in and start working on this project right away.
to leave a job or situation suddenly, especially when it is about to become difficult or unpleasant
Several employees jumped ship when they found out about the company's financial troubles.
The soldiers jumped to attention when the general entered the room.
Origins of jump
from Old Norse 'hoppa'
Summary: jump in Brief
To 'jump' [dʒʌmp] means to propel oneself off the ground suddenly using one's legs. It can also denote sudden movements or significant increases, as in 'The stock prices jumped after the announcement.' Phrases like 'jump in' and idioms like 'jump through hoops' express eagerness and difficulty, respectively.