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jump

jump

 
pronunciation:
juhmp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
jump the gun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jumped, jumping, jumps
definition 1: to leap into the air.
synonyms:
bound, leap, spring
similar words:
caper, catapult, hop, vault
definition 2: to rise quickly, as to a standing position (often fol. by up).
synonyms:
bolt, bound, leap, spring
similar words:
rise, stand
definition 3: to move or jerk abruptly; start.
When the gun fired he jumped.
similar words:
bound, jolt, skip, start, startle, twitch
definition 4: to arrive at impulsively or hastily.
Please don't jump to conclusions.
similar words:
rush
definition 5: to respond quickly and eagerly.
He jumped at the chance to take a vacation.
synonyms:
leap
similar words:
plunge, spring
definition 6: to rise suddenly in rank, status, or position.
He jumped to the head of the class.
synonyms:
vault
similar words:
bound, catapult, rise, spring
definition 7: to suddenly increase in amount or quantity.
Car prices jumped last year.
synonyms:
surge
similar words:
ascend, climb, escalate, increase, mount, rise, skyrocket, spring
definition 8: (slang) to be lively.
This place was jumping last night.
similar words:
swing
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to leap over.
The fox jumped the fence.
synonyms:
hop, leap, spring over
similar words:
clear, hurdle, skip, vault
definition 2: to cause to leap over something.
He likes to jump horses.
definition 3: to leap onto.
He jumped the moving train.
synonyms:
hop
definition 4: to skip over or omit.
His eye jumped the second line.
synonyms:
omit, skip
similar words:
disregard, ignore, overlook
definition 5: to leap upon or attack unexpectedly, as from ambush.
synonyms:
ambush, bushwhack, pounce on, swoop down on
similar words:
assault, attack, blitz
definition 6: of a train, to slip off (the track).
similar words:
derail
definition 7: to leave suddenly, esp. without permission.
We all jumped ship.
similar words:
desert, leave, skip
phrase: jump the gun
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of jumping.
 
synonyms:
bound, leap, spring, vault
similar words:
bounce, caper, hop, skip
definition 2: a sudden shift, as in prices or from one point or subject to another.
synonyms:
leap
similar words:
change, shift, skip, switch
definition 3: an sudden, involuntary move or jerk; a start.
synonyms:
jerk, start
similar words:
bounce, jolt, leap, skip
definition 4: a barrier or obstacle to be cleared in jumping.
 
synonyms:
hurdle
similar words:
barrier, obstacle
definition 5: an interval or level.
I am two jumps ahead of him.
synonyms:
interval, level, step
similar words:
leap, phase, stage
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