Meaning of “jump” - Learner’s Dictionary

jump

verb us uk /dʒʌmp/
She jumped up and caught the ball in mid-air.All three of them jumped a metre into the air.Given freedom, children will run, jump and invent games.Many people jumped out of the burning building.He jumped into the river and dragged the child to safety.
INTO AIR [ I ]

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

The children were jumping up and down with excitement.
I jumped over the log.
They jumped into the water.
jump into/up, etc

B1 to move somewhere suddenly and quickly:

She jumped into a taxi and rushed to the station.
GO OVER [ T ]

A2 to move over something by moving up into the air:

The horse jumped the last fence.
INCREASE [ I, T ]

to suddenly increase by a large amount:

House prices have jumped by 20%.
FEAR [ I ]

B2 to make a sudden movement because you are frightened or surprised:

Her scream made me jump.
→ See also get/jump on the bandwagon , jump to conclusions , jump the gun , jump the queue

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(Definition of “jump verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)