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"jump at sth" in British English

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jump at sth

phrasal verb with jump uk /dʒʌmp/ 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)

"jump at sth" in Business English

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jump at sth

phrasal verb with jump uk /dʒʌmp/ us verb [ I ]

to quickly take advantage of a new opportunity:

jump at the chance/opportunity Many people jump at the chance to work overseas, 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)