jump Definition

  • 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!

  • Example

    The cat jumped over the fence.

  • Example

    I jumped out of bed when I heard the alarm.

  • Example

    The stock prices jumped after the announcement.

  • Example

    He jumped at the opportunity to work with his favorite director.

  • Example

    She jumped to conclusions without knowing all the facts.

jump Synonyms and Antonyms

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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.

  • jump through hoops

    to do a lot of difficult or complicated things in order to achieve something


    I had to jump through hoops to get my visa approved.

  • to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it


    I think we're jumping the gun by announcing the project before we have all the details worked out.

Phrases with jump

  • to start doing something without hesitation


    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.

  • to stand up straight and pay close attention to someone or something


    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.

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