English version

jump at something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjump at something phrasal verbACCEPTCHANCE/OPPORTUNITYto eagerly accept the chance to do something I jumped at the chance of a trip to Hong Kong. jump→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
jump at Ewry also took the standing long jump at 11-4 and the standing triple jump with a whopping 37-7.Cecile jumped at her sharp response.Her business mind had jumped at the chance of a spot of international acclaim.Not all the associations are jumping at the chance to buy and sell derivatives.I signed him for Middlesbrough, and I jumped at the chance to sign him again here.Sure, I jumped at the job.I jumped at the offer and within a week or two she arrived and reform was started.She jumped at the slam and swiveled her head toward the whispers coming from behind the white stairs.
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Verb table
jump
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjump
he, she, itjumps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjumped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jumped
he, she, ithas jumped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jumped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jump
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jumped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jumping
he, she, itis jumping
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you, we, theyare jumping
Past
I, he, she, itwas jumping
you, we, theywere jumping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jumping
he, she, ithas been jumping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jumping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jumping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jumping
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