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jump - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'jump' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Jump [ a.]
- Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.
2 . Jump [ adv.]
- Exactly; pat.
3 . Jump [ n.]
- A kind of loose jacket for men.
- A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.
- The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
- An effort; an attempt; a venture.
- The space traversed by a leap.
- A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
- An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
4 . Jump [ v. i.]
- 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.
- To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt.
- To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with.
5 . Jump [ v. t.]
- To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.
- To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.
- To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
- To join by a butt weld.
- To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
- To bore with a jumper.

Meaning of 'jump' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . jump [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a sudden and decisive increase
Example in sentence:
  • a jump in attendance
Meaning (2):
- an abrupt transition
Example in sentence:
  • a successful leap from college to the major leagues
Meaning (3):
- the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
Example in sentence:
  • he advanced in a series of jumps;
  • the jumping was unexpected
Meaning (4):
- a sudden involuntary movement
Example in sentence:
  • he awoke with a start
Meaning (5):
- descent with a parachute
Example in sentence:
  • he had done a lot of parachuting in the army
6 . jump [ v]
Meaning (6):
- move forward by leaps and bounds
Example in sentence:
  • Can you jump over the fence?;
  • The child leapt across the puddle;
  • The horse bounded across the meadow
Meaning (7):
- jump down from an elevated point
Example in sentence:
  • every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge;
  • the parachutist didn't want to jump;
  • the widow leapt into the funeral pyre
Meaning (8):
- enter eagerly into
Example in sentence:
  • He jumped into the game
Meaning (9):
- bypass
Example in sentence:
  • He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible
Meaning (10):
- rise in rank or status
Example in sentence:
  • Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list
Meaning (11):
- pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
Example in sentence:
  • jump from one thing to another;
  • jump to a conclusion;
  • leap into fame
Meaning (12):
- increase suddenly and significantly
Example in sentence:
  • Prices jumped overnight
Meaning (13):
- move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
Example in sentence:
  • She startled when I walked into the room
Meaning (14):
- make a sudden physical attack on
Example in sentence:
  • The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat
Meaning (15):
- run off or leave the rails
Example in sentence:
  • the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks
Meaning (16):
- cause to jump or leap
Example in sentence:
  • the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop