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jump at sth

phrasal verb with jump uk   us   /dʒʌmp/ verb
C2 to ​accept something ​eagerly: She ​jumped at the chance of a ​trip to Paris.
(Definition of jump at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jump at sth

phrasal verb with jump uk   us   /dʒʌmp/ verb [I]
to quickly take ​advantage of a new ​opportunity: jump at the chance/opportunity Many ​peoplejump at the chance to ​workoverseas, seeing it as a way of ​earning far more than they could in their own country.
(Definition of jump at sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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