1 jump /ˈʤʌmp/ verb
jumps; jumped; jumping
1 jump
jumps; jumped; jumping
Learner's definition of JUMP
[no object] : to move your body upward from the ground and often forward, backward, or sideways through the air by pushing with your legs
[no object] : to cause your body to drop or fall down from something by pushing with your legs
: to move forward through the air and over (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
+ over
[no object]
: to move quickly
often used figuratively
: to make a sudden movement because of surprise or shock
[no object] : to start or go forward quickly sometimes + off
[no object] : to suddenly increase in value or amount
[no object]
: to go in a sudden and unexpected way
: to suddenly go forward to a later point
[no object] : to be lively with activity
[+ object] : to physically attack (a person) especially in a robbery
[no object] : to move or behave in an energetic way especially to please another person
[+ object] chiefly US : to get onto (a moving train)
[+ object] : to begin moving before (a signal to begin)
: to move a piece in a board game so that it moves over another piece and lands on the next space
[+ object]
[no object]
sometimes + over

(go) jump in a/the lake

see lake

jump all over

: to become very angry at (someone) : to angrily criticize or shout at (someone)

jump at

[phrasal verb]
jump at (something)
: to eagerly take (a chance, offer, etc.)

jump bail

see 1bail

jump down someone's throat

see throat

jump in

[phrasal verb] informal
: to say something about a subject that another person is already talking about : to join a conversation

jump off the page

see 1page

jump on

[phrasal verb] informal
jump on (someone) : to become very angry at (someone) : to angrily criticize or shout at (someone)
jump on (something)
: to strongly attack or criticize (something)
: to get on (a train, bus, etc.)

jump out at

[phrasal verb]
jump out at (someone)
: to suddenly come at (someone) from a hiding place
: to immediately get the attention of (someone)

jump rope

see 1rope

jump ship

see 1ship

jump the gun

see 1gun

jump the queue

see 1queue

jump the track(s)

(US) of a train or chiefly British jump the rails
: to come off the track

jump through hoops

: to do a complicated or annoying series of things in order to get or achieve something

jump to conclusions

see conclusion

jump to it

: to begin doing something
2 jump /ˈʤʌmp/ noun
plural jumps
2 jump
plural jumps
Learner's definition of JUMP
[count] : an act of jumping
see also high jump, long jump
[singular] : a sudden movement because of surprise or shock usually used in the phrase give a jump
: something to be jumped over
: something (such as a ramp) that you ride over in order to jump through the air on a motorcycle, bicycle, etc. see also ski jump
[count] : a sudden increase

a hop, skip, and (a) jump

see 2hop

get/have/gain a/the jump on

: to get or have an early advantage over (someone) by acting quickly or doing something first

one jump ahead

◊ If you are/keep/stay one jump ahead of someone, you have or keep an advantage over someone by learning about or doing something new.

take a running jump

British, informal + impolite
used to tell someone who angers or annoys you to go away