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English definition of “jump”

jump

verb (MOVE/ACT SUDDENLY)    /dʒʌmp/
B1 [I usually + adv/prep] to move or act suddenly or quickly: He suddenly jumped to his feet/jumped up and left. She jumped in/into a taxi and rushed to the station.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeMaking short, sudden movements B2 [I] If a noise or action causes you to jump, your body makes a sudden sharp movement because of surprise or fear: The loud explosion made everyone jump. I almost jumped out of my skin when I heard a loud crash downstairs.Making short, sudden movementsSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of jump verb (MOVE/ACT SUDDENLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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