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Verb: jump  júmp
  1. Push upwards with the legs and feet to move upwards (and maybe forwards) with feet clear of the ground
    "Can you jump over the fence?";
    - leap, bound, spring
  2. Move suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
    "She jumped when I walked into the room";
    - startle, start
  3. Make a sudden physical attack on
    "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
  4. Increase suddenly and significantly
    "Prices jumped overnight"
  5. Be highly noticeable
    - leap out, jump out, stand out, stick out
  6. Enter eagerly into
    "He jumped into the game"
  7. Increase in rank or status
    "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list";
    - rise, climb up
  8. Descend from an elevated point
    "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge";
    - leap, jump off
  9. Run off or leave the rails
    "the train jumped because a cow was standing on the tracks";
    - derail
  10. Jump from an aeroplane and descend with a parachute
    - chute, parachute
  11. Start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
    - jumpstart, jump-start
  12. Bypass
    "He jumped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible";
    - pass over, skip, skip over
  13. Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
    "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another";
    - leap
  14. Go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    - alternate
  15. [N. Amer, vulgar] Have sexual intercourse
    - sleep together, love, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it [informal], be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed [informal], get it on [informal]
Noun: jump  júmp
  1. A sudden and decisive increase
    "a jump in attendance";
    - leap
  2. An abrupt transition
    "a successful jump from college to the major leagues";
    - leap, saltation
  3. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
  4. A sudden involuntary movement
    "he awoke with a jump";
    - startle, start
  5. Descent with a parachute
    - parachuting
  6. The act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    "he advanced in a series of jumps";
    - jumping

Derived forms: jumps, jumping, jumped

Type of: actuation, alter, appear, assail, assault, attack, change, climb, copulate, couple, descent, dive, drop, enter, go, inborn reflex, increase, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, leave out, locomote, look, mate, miss, mount, move, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pair, participate, physiological reaction, plunge, plunk, pretermit, propulsion, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, rise, seem, set on, shift, start, start up, switch, transition, travel, unconditioned reflex, vary, wax

Encyclopedia: Jump, Little Children