Meaning of JUMP in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒʌmp ]

( jumps, jumping, jumped)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If you jump , you bend your knees, push against the ground with your feet, and move quickly upwards into the air.

I jumped over the fence...

I’d jumped seventeen feet six in the long jump, which was a school record...

Whoever heard of a basketball player who doesn’t need to jump?

VERB : V prep / adv , V n , V

Jump is also a noun.

She was taking tiny jumps in her excitement.



If you jump from something above the ground, you deliberately push yourself into the air so that you drop towards the ground.

He jumped out of a third-floor window...

I jumped the last six feet down to the deck.

= leap

VERB : V prep / adv , V n , also V


If you jump something such as a fence, you move quickly up and through the air over or across it.

He jumped the first fence beautifully.

VERB : V n


If you jump somewhere, you move there quickly and suddenly.

Adam jumped from his seat at the girl’s cry...

VERB : V prep / adv


If something makes you jump , it makes you make a sudden movement because you are frightened or surprised.

The phone shrilled, making her jump.



If an amount or level jumps , it suddenly increases or rises by a large amount in a short time.

Sales jumped from $94 million to over $101 million...

The number of crimes jumped by ten per cent last year...

Shares in Euro Disney jumped 17p.

VERB : V to/from amount , V by amount , V amount

Jump is also a noun.

...a big jump in energy conservation.

N-COUNT : with supp , usu N in n


If someone jumps a queue, they move to the front of it and are served or dealt with before it is their turn. ( BRIT )

The prince refused to jump the queue for treatment at the local hospital.

VERB : V n


If you jump at an offer or opportunity, you accept it quickly and eagerly.

Members of the public would jump at the chance to become part owners of the corporation.

VERB : no cont , V at n


If someone jumps on you, they quickly criticize you if you do something that they do not approve of.

A lot of people jumped on me about that, you know.

VERB : V on n


If someone jumps you, they attack you suddenly or unexpectedly. ( mainly AM INFORMAL )

Half a dozen sailors jumped him.

VERB : V n


see also bungee jumping , high jump , long jump , queue-jumping , show jumping , triple jump


If you get a jump on something or someone or get the jump on them, you gain an advantage over them. ( AM )

Helicopters helped fire crews get a jump on the blaze...

PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n


to jump on the bandwagon: see bandwagon

to jump bail: see bail

to jump to a conclusion: see conclusion

to jump the gun: see gun

to jump for joy: see joy

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.