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to push yourself up into the air, or over or away from something etc using your legs
How high can you jump?
jump over/across/onto etc something
He jumped over the wall and ran off.
jumping up and down
jump clear (of something)
jump out of danger
We managed to jump clear of the car before it hit the wall.
to go over or across something by jumping
He jumped the gate, landing on the concrete.
to let yourself drop from a place that is above the ground
and came to meet us.
jump from/out of/onto etc something
Three people saved themselves by jumping from the window.
intransitive always + adverb/preposition
to move quickly or suddenly in a particular direction
jump up/back/in etc
Matt jumped up to answer the phone.
We all jumped in a taxi.
to make a quick sudden movement because you are surprised or frightened
Marcia jumped. 'What's that noise?'
Sorry, I didn't mean to
surprise or frighten you
Don't shout. I nearly
jumped out of
was very shocked or frightened
to increase or improve suddenly and by a large amount
jump (from ...) to something
Profits jumped to £2.6 million last year.
Norway jumped from ninth to third place.
Do not say that an amount, level, price etc 'jumps up'. Say it
intransitive and transitive
to change quickly and often from one idea, place, position etc to another - used to show disapproval
jump from something to something
Cathy kept jumping from one topic to another.
jump about/around (something)
I've been jumping about the file instead of working straight through it.
miss a stage
intransitive and transitive
to move suddenly to a further part of a book, discussion, leaving out the part in between
I'm afraid I jumped a couple of chapters.
The movie suddenly
to the future.
if a machine or piece of equipment jumps, it moves suddenly because something is wrong with it
Why does the video keep jumping like this?
to attack someone suddenly
Somebody jumped him in the park last night.
jump to conclusions
to form an opinion about something before you have all the facts
There may be a simple explanation. Let's not jump to conclusions.
jump the gun
to start doing something too soon, especially without thinking about it carefully
jump for joy
to be extremely happy and pleased
jump down somebody's throat
to suddenly speak angrily to someone
jump the queue
to go in front of others who are already waiting in a line - used to show disapproval
jump through hoops
to do a series of things that are difficult or annoying, but that are necessary in order to achieve something
We had to jump through hoops to get our visas in time.
to leave an organization that you are working for, especially in order to join another
The best employees jumped ship at the first opportunity.
to leave a ship on which you are working as a sailor, without permission
to leave a town, city, or country where a court of law has ordered you to stay until your
jump to it!
used to order someone to do something immediately
(go) jump in a lake!
used to rudely tell someone to go away
jump the rails
jump the tracks
if a train jumps the rails, it suddenly goes off the metal tracks it is moving along
jump a light
jump the lights
to drive through red
jump a train
especially American English
to travel on a train, especially a
, without paying
to have sex with someone
jump at something
to eagerly accept the chance to do something
I jumped at the chance of a trip to Hong Kong.
to interrupt someone or suddenly join a conversation
Lena quickly jumped in with a diverting remark.
jump on somebody
to criticize or punish someone, especially unfairly
jump on somebody for
He used to jump on me for every little mistake.
jump out at somebody
if something jumps out at you, it is extremely noticeable, often in a way you do not like
I don't like jewellery that jumps out at you.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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