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Meaning & Definition of Jump in English

English

Jump

/ʤəmp/

noun

1. A sudden and decisive increase

  • "A jump in attendance"
    synonym:
  • jump
  • ,
  • leap

2. An abrupt transition

  • "A successful leap from college to the major leagues"
    synonym:
  • leap
  • ,
  • jump
  • ,
  • saltation

3. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

    synonym:
  • jump

4. A sudden involuntary movement

  • "He awoke with a start"
    synonym:
  • startle
  • ,
  • jump
  • ,
  • start

5. Descent with a parachute

  • "He had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
    synonym:
  • jump
  • ,
  • parachuting

6. The act of jumping

  • Propelling yourself off the ground
  • "He advanced in a series of jumps"
  • "The jumping was unexpected"
    synonym:
  • jump
  • ,
  • jumping

verb

1. Move forward by leaps and bounds

  • "The horse bounded across the meadow"
  • "The child leapt across the puddle"
  • "Can you jump over the fence?"
    synonym:
  • jump
  • ,
  • leap
  • ,
  • bound
  • ,
  • spring

2. Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

  • "She startled when i walked into the room"
    synonym:
  • startle
  • ,
  • jump
  • ,
  • start

3. Make a sudden physical attack on

  • "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
    synonym:
  • jump

4. Increase suddenly and significantly

  • "Prices jumped overnight"
    synonym:
  • jump

5. Be highly noticeable

    synonym:
  • leap out
  • ,
  • jump out
  • ,
  • jump
  • ,
  • stand out
  • ,
  • stick out

6. Enter eagerly into

  • "He jumped into the game"
    synonym:
  • jump

7. Rise in rank or status

  • "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
    synonym:
  • rise
  • ,
  • jump
  • ,
  • climb up

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • jump
  • ,
  • leap
  • ,
  • jump off

9. Run off or leave the rails

  • "The train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
    synonym:
  • derail
  • ,
  • jump

10. Jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

    synonym:
  • chute
  • ,
  • parachute
  • ,
  • jump

11. Cause to jump or leap

  • "The trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
    synonym:
  • jump
  • ,
  • leap

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

    synonym:
  • jumpstart
  • ,
  • jump-start
  • ,
  • jump

13. Bypass

  • "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
    synonym:
  • jump
  • ,
  • pass over
  • ,
  • skip
  • ,
  • skip over

14. Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

  • "Leap into fame"
  • "Jump to a conclusion"
  • "Jump from one thing to another"
    synonym:
  • leap
  • ,
  • jump

15. Go back and forth

  • Swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    synonym:
  • alternate
  • ,
  • jump

Examples of using

See how high you can jump.
There's been quite a jump in the temperature.
It's quite a jump from one side of the brook to the other.