Translation of "jump" - English-Spanish dictionary

jump

verb uk /dʒʌmp/ us /dʒʌmp/

A2 to push your body up and away from the ground using your feet and legs

saltar
The children were jumping up and down with excitement.
They jumped into the water.

A2 to go over something by moving up into the air

saltar
Can you jump across this puddle?

B1 to move somewhere suddenly and quickly

hacer un movimiento repentino
She jumped into a taxi and rushed to the station.

to make a sudden movement because you are frightened or surprised

sobresaltarse
Her scream made me jump.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /dʒʌmp/ us /dʒʌmp/

B1 the act of pushing your body up into the air using your feet and legs

salto
He won with a jump of 8.5 metres.

(Translation of “jump” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

jump

verb /dʒamp/

to (cause to) go quickly off the ground with a springing movement

saltar
He jumped off the wall / across the puddle / over the fallen tree / into the swimming-pool
Don’t jump the horse over that fence!

to rise; to move quickly (upwards)

saltar
She jumped to her feet
He jumped into the car.

to make a startled movement

saltar; sobresaltar(se)
The noise made me jump.

to pass over (a gap etc) by bounding

saltar
He jumped the stream easily.
jumpy adjective

nervous; easily upset

nervioso
He has been very jumpy and irritable lately.
jump at phrasal verb

to take or accept eagerly

aceptar sin pensarlo
He jumped at the chance to go to Germany for a fortnight.
jump for joy

to show great pleasure

saltar de alegría
He jumped for joy when Brazil scored.
jump on phrasal verb

to make a sudden attack on

saltar encima de
He was waiting round the corner and jumped on me in the dark.
jump the gun

to start before the proper time

precipitarse
We shouldn’t be going on holiday till tomorrow, but we jumped the gun and caught today’s last flight.
jump the queue

to move ahead of others in a queue without waiting for one’s proper turn

colarse
Many wealthy or important people try to jump the queue for hospital beds.
jump to conclusions / jump to the conclusion that

to form an idea without making sure of the facts

llegar a conclusiones precipitadas
He saw my case in the hall and jumped to the conclusion that I was leaving.
jump to it

to hurry up

apurarse, salir corriendo/pitando, aligerar
If you don’t jump to it, you’ll miss the train.

(Translation of “jump” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)