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Meaning of “jump” - Learner’s Dictionary

jump

verb     /dʒʌmp/
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.JumpingBouncing
jump into/up, etc B1 to move somewhere suddenly and quickly: She jumped into a taxi and rushed to the station.Making short, sudden movementsMoving quickly
GO OVER [T] A2 to move over something by moving up into the air: The horse jumped the last fence.JumpingBouncingHorse ridingHorse racing
INCREASE [I, T] to suddenly increase by a large amount: House prices have jumped by 20%.Increasing and intensifying
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 Making short, sudden movements
(Definition of jump verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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