jumpverbuk us /dʒʌmp/
jump verb (IN THE AIR)
- The children have jumped on the couch so much that they've ruined the springs.
- In desperation, they jumped out of the window to escape the fire.
- This will be her third try at jumping the bar.
- My little daughter started jumping up and down with rage when she heard she couldn't go.
- The rider was thrown as the horse jumped the fence.
jump verb (MOVE/ACT SUDDENLY)
- I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs.
- He released the handbrake and the car jumped forwards.
- I tore my sweaty clothes off and jumped into the shower.
- Whenever anyone criticizes her husband, she immediately jumps to his defence.
- I enjoyed the movie but I found it quite bitty, jumping from one family's story to another.
jump verb (INCREASE)
- The price of petrol suddenly jumped 5p per litre.
- Tell the children to be careful because the depth of the water jumps quite unexpectedly.
- This year my son's height has jumped dramatically - he's taller than his sister now.
- The price of the shares jumped after the takeover announcement.
- I wouldn't expect the interest rate to jump again for some time.
jump verb (SEQUENCE)
jump verb (AVOID)
jump verb (ATTACK)
jump verb (MOVE ILLEGALLY)
jump verb (BUSY)
- a hive of activity/industry idiom
- be (as) busy as a bee idiom
- be all go idiom
- be at work idiom
- be back in harness idiom
- girlie swot
- have (got) sth on
- have sth on your plate idiom
- tie sb up
- well away idiom
jumpnoun [C]uk us /dʒʌmp/
jump noun [C] (MOVEMENT)
- Only one competitor made a clear jump of the highest fence.
- She copped out of the parachute jump at the last minute with some feeble excuse.
- The athlete's third, and winning, jump was an exhibition of skill and strength.
- He needs a good jump to score more than 9000 pts.
- I was going to do a parachute jump but I wimped out at the last minute.
jump noun [C] (INCREASE)