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Translation of "jump" - English-Spanish dictionary

jump

verb /dʒamp/
to (cause to) go quickly off the ground with a springing movement saltar He jumped off the wall / across the puddle / over the fallen tree / into the swimming-pool Don’t jump the horse over that fence!
to rise; to move quickly (upwards) saltar She jumped to her feet He jumped into the car.
to make a startled movement saltar; sobresaltar(se) The noise made me jump.
to pass over (a gap etc) by bounding saltar He jumped the stream easily.
jumpy adjective
nervous; easily upset nervioso He has been very jumpy and irritable lately.
jump at phrasal verb
to take or accept eagerly aceptar sin pensarlo He jumped at the chance to go to Germany for a fortnight.
jump for joy
to show great pleasure saltar de alegría He jumped for joy when Brazil scored.
jump on phrasal verb
to make a sudden attack on saltar encima de He was waiting round the corner and jumped on me in the dark.
jump the gun
to start before the proper time precipitarse We shouldn’t be going on holiday till tomorrow, but we jumped the gun and caught today’s last flight.
jump the queue
to move ahead of others in a queue without waiting for one’s proper turn colarse Many wealthy or important people try to jump the queue for hospital beds.
jump to conclusions / jump to the conclusion that
to form an idea without making sure of the facts llegar a conclusiones precipitadas He saw my case in the hall and jumped to the conclusion that I was leaving.
jump to it
to hurry up apurarse, salir corriendo/pitando, aligerar If you don’t jump to it, you’ll miss the train.
(Definition of jump from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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