An example of jump is hopping over a log.
An example of jump is skydiving.
An example of jump is a mountain biker pulling their bike up to avoid a large rock.
The train jumped the rails.
Jump a bus.
Shortages that jumped milk prices by several cents.
Jumped at me for being late.
Jumps from one subject to another; jumped from one job to another.
Jump a fence.
Muggers jumped him in the park.
Jump a horse over a fence.
Managed to stay a jump ahead.
The typewriter jumped a space.
Jump a mining claim.
Prices have jumped.
The party was jumping.
To jump a horse over a fence.
To jump a traffic light.
To jump town, jump ship.
The high jump, the long jump.
To jump a stream.
I hate it when people jump the queue.
The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.
There were a couple of jumps from the bridge.
She was terrified before the jump, but was thrilled to be skydiving.
The knight's jump in chess.
Press jump to start.
He got a jump on the day because he had laid out everything the night before.
Their research department gave them the jump on the competition.
Jump to conclusions.
A disco that really jumps.
Jumped the starting signal.
- To fail to appear in court after having been released on bail.
- To have sexual intercourse with someone.
- To start doing something too soon.
- To undergo a sustained decline in quality or popularity.
- To make extraordinary efforts, especially in following a prescribed procedure.
- to get (or have) an earlier start than and thus have an advantage over
- to seize mining rights or land claimed by someone else
- to accept hastily and eagerly
- to forfeit one's bail by fleeing
- to enter into an activity or venture wholeheartedly
- to start an attack
- to scold; censure severely
- to exercise or play a game with a jump-rope
- to go suddenly off the rails
- to make a hasty judgment
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of jump
- Early Modern English perhaps imitative of the sound of feet hitting with the ground after jumping Idiom, jump the shark after a 1977 episode of the television series Happy Days in which the character Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli makes a show of bravery by jumping over a shark while on water skis (considered as an improbable and absurd plot incident marking the moment at which the series began to decline)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English jumpen (“to walk quickly, run, jump”), probably of Middle Low German or North Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *gempaną, *gembaną (“to hop, skip, jump”), from Proto-Indo-European *gwʰemb- (“to spring, hop, jump”). Cognate with Old Dutch gumpen (“to jump”), Low German jumpen (“to jump”), Middle High German gumpen, gampen (“to jump, hop”) (dialectal German gampen), Danish gumpe (“to jolt”), Swedish gumpa (“to jump”), Danish gimpe (“to move up and down”), Middle English jumpren, jumbren (“to mix, jumble”). Related to jumble.