Meaning of JUMP in English


n. 25B6; verb

the cat jumped off his lap 007C; Flora began to jump about : LEAP, spring, bound, hop; skip, caper, dance, prance, frolic, cavort.

he jumped the fence : VAULT (OVER), leap over, clear, sail over, hop over, hurdle.

pre-tax profits jumped : RISE, go up, shoot up, soar, surge, climb, increase; informal skyrocket.

the noise made her jump : START, jerk, jolt, flinch, recoil; informal jump out of one's skin.

Polly jumped at the chance : ACCEPT EAGERLY, leap at, welcome with open arms, seize on, snap up, grab, pounce on.

(informal) he jumped the red light : IGNORE, disregard, drive through, overshoot; informal run.

25B6; noun

the short jump across the gully : LEAP, spring, vault, bound, hop.

the horse cleared the last jump : OBSTACLE, barrier; fence, hurdle.

a jump in profits : RISE, leap, increase, upsurge, upswing; informal hike.

I woke up with a jump : START, jerk, involuntary movement, spasm.

25A0; jump the gun (informal) ACT PREMATURELY, act too soon, be over-hasty, be precipitate; informal be ahead of oneself.

25A0; jump to it (informal) HURRY UP, get a move on, be quick; informal get cracking, shake a leg, look lively, look sharp, pull one's finger out; Brit. informal get one's skates on, stir one's stumps; N. Amer. informal get a wiggle on; Austral./NZ informal get a wriggle on; dated make haste.

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