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English definition of “jump”

jump

verb (IN THE AIR)    /dʒʌmp/
A2 [I] to push yourself suddenly off the ground and into the air using your legs: The children were jumping up and down with excitement. She ran across the grass and jumped into the water. He had to jump out of an upstairs window to escape. Our cat is always jumping up on/onto the furniture.JumpingBouncing A2 [I or T] to push yourself suddenly off the ground in order to go over something: Can you jump over/across this stream? All the horses are finding it difficult to jump the last fence.JumpingBouncing
(Definition of jump verb (IN THE AIR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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