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Verb

Infinitive
to jump

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to jump (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
    The boy jumped over a fence.
  2. (intransitive) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
  3. (intransitive) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  4. (intransitive) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
  5. (intransitive) To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
    The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop.
  6. (transitive) To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.
  7. (transitive) To attack suddenly and violently.
    The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.
  8. (transitive) To force to jump.
    The rider jumped the horse over the fence.

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Derived terms

See also jumped, jumper and jumping

Translations

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Noun

Singular
jump

Plural
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  1. An instance of propelling oneself into the air.
  2. An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
  3. An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  4. An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
  5. A jumping move in a board game.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.

Synonyms

  • (instance of propelling oneself into the air): leap
  • (instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location)
  • (instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location):
  • (instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body): flinch, jerk, twitch

Derived terms

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Adverb

jump

  1. (obsolete) exactly; precisely

Quotations

  1. "Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour,
    With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch." - Marcellus, in "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 1, l 64-65

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