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English definition of “jump”

jump

verb (MOVE ILLEGALLY)    /dʒʌmp/
[T] to go past or away from something illegally or wrongly: The police video showed that she had jumped the (traffic) lights. Several sailors jumped ship (= left their ship without permission) in New York.Moving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasive jump bail to fail to appear for a court trial after being released until the trial in exchange for payment: I'd never have thought Hugh would jump bail.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of jump verb (MOVE ILLEGALLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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