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English definition of “jump”

jump

noun [C] (MOVEMENT)    /dʒʌmp/
B1 a sudden movement off the ground and into the air: He won with a jump of 8.5 metres. a parachute jump Several horses fell at the last jump (= fence or other thing to be jumped over).JumpingBouncingDance and choreography in general a sudden sharp movement because of surprise or fear: The door slammed and Rita woke up with a jump.Making short, sudden movements
(Definition of jump noun (MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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