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BASE jumping
be jumping for joy (=be very pleased about something)
▪ She tried to stay calm, but she was secretly jumping for joy.
broad jump
bungee jumping
dive/fall/jump/plunge head-first
▪ I fell head-first down the stairs.
high jump
jump at a chance (=use an opportunity eagerly)
▪ Ed jumped at the chance to earn some extra money.
jump bail (also skip bail British English) (= not return for your trial as you promised)
▪ He jumped bail and fled the country three days before he was to be sentenced.
jump ball
jump into/out of bed
▪ I jumped out of bed and ran over to the window.
jump jet
jump leads
jump rope
jump shot
jump the queue (=go to the front rather than joining the end of a queue)
▪ An argument developed when she tried to jump the queue.
jump to/leap to conclusions (=decide something is true without knowing all the facts, especially when you are wrong)
▪ Everyone jumped to the conclusion that we would get married.
jump up from your chair (=get up quickly)
▪ ‘Look at the time!’ she cried, jumping up from her chair.
jumping jack
jump/leap off the page (=be very noticeable)
▪ One mistake jumped off the page.
long jump
out came/jumped etc
▪ The egg cracked open and out came a baby chick.
show jumping
ski jump
star jump
triple jump
▪ Triple jumper Edwards set a new world record.
water jump
▪ Her horse fell at the water jump.
▪ I've often seen toddlers jumping about in the back of cars ahead of me.
▪ The percentage of trucks jumped about 15 percent, to roughly 7, 000 a day.
▪ She laughed and jumped about with the Palernians, trying to burst the bubbles.
▪ Glover heard his father call his name and about jumped out of his skin.
▪ Jonti jumps about, a mass of raps and vocal slaps.
▪ Everybody's jumping about with knives anyway.
▪ One I specially like was a clockwork bathing lady who jumps about when you turn the key in her back.
▪ On the opposite side of the quadrangle, silhouetted figures were standing on the roofs, whooping and jumping about.
▪ But this is to jump ahead.
▪ Either they jump out of the Cabinet, or they jump around in it.
▪ We will not jump from event to event just to prove that we can jump around.
▪ Then suddenly I get all cold, and I have to jump around a bit to get warm.
▪ Interest rates and inflation can jump around much more, governments can rise and fall. and so on.
▪ Moore dropped the rope and jumped back with a cry.
▪ I yelled and I screamed at umpires, at everybody, and they all jumped back.
▪ Lamarr jumped back dropping the broken pieces and with blood all over his hand and face.
▪ She loosed her sash, sending it snaking with a flick of her wrist so that Grimm jumped back a pace.
▪ As I said it, I jumped back in the bathroom and locked the door.
▪ Harry nearly jumped back in surprise and flushed instantly in embarrassment at the distaste his flinching movement had signalled.
▪ We walked down close to the waves as we had done as kids, jumping back when one surged toward us.
▪ I ran out on to the bridge and jumped down into the moat.
▪ Over to the left is the ledge where the real diehard fools jump down sixty or seventy feet.
▪ He checked, but only momentarily, then he had jumped down on to the track a knife in his hand.
▪ His chest had tightened with pain as he watched Carson jump down from the truck.
▪ He jumped down and seemed to stumble.
▪ When it was almost still he jumped down with a smile.
▪ I jumped down off the wall and joined my sister who was standing behind them listening.
▪ Here and there a red squirrel jumped down noisily, then hopped back on to a horizontal log cushioned with soft green moss.
▪ He sent for his carriage and jumped in, and after telling his coachman to drive fast he ordered him to stop.
▪ Magnanimously, I jumped in and offered to pay the discount difference so that my dining friend would not feel cheated.
▪ Just imagine jumping in and putting your feet through it.
▪ I go to the subway to say good-bye, and he jumps in after me.
▪ Nails grabbed him, locked his bony arm round the shrinking body and jumped in with him.
▪ Send out a mayday, jump in and wait.
▪ The children began to jump in and out of the boat, arranging and re-arranging themselves.
▪ Like a hockey fight, though, we have a third party jumping in.
▪ I jumped off and ran towards her and ... she backed away.
▪ We brought a load of grunts with us, and they jumped off to join their fellows as soon as we landed.
▪ He jumps off waterfalls to pass the time of day.
▪ Carbon paper executives probably jumped off buildings when they learned about Xerox copiers.
▪ These are paragliders; mad fools who climb to the top of Munros and jump off.
▪ The words would jump off the page, I would understand things I had never understood before.
▪ Thus adjured, Hector jumped off the bed with a short bark and trotted out of the room.
▪ But just then McMurphy jumped off his bed and went to rustling through his nightstand, and I hushed.
▪ Then they jump on to their prey, paralyse it and feed on it.
▪ Do they mind all this jumping on and off?
▪ The more people jumped on to the bandwagon, the more others wanted to join them.
▪ So with that, he jumped on me, started choking me and beating my head against the wall.
▪ But no more of this being jumped on by strange exploding assassins.
▪ I jumped on to my bunk, still yelling for release.
▪ Suddenly he dashed across the street, dodging the traffic, and jumped on to a small motorbike.
▪ The City is one of the few places left with the old London buses you can jump on and off.
▪ She was nearly home and some one jumped out at her and battered her with a piece of wood.
▪ When a runner from the office called my name, I jumped out of my skin.
▪ It was only a few seconds before he hit a culdesac and jumped out.
▪ I nearly jumped out of my socks.
▪ For the first goal, Newell out jumped him to head towards goal.
▪ The other two men jumped out of the car and escaped on foot, Thayer said.
▪ She says buried eels jumped out of the sand, and either stopped completely or moved sluggishly as if they were stunned.
▪ Without another word, she jumped out and hurried inside.
▪ Holding hands with your man in the sea and jumping over the biggest waves you've ever seen?
▪ Firebug torches a building as if he were making a bonfire for his father to jump over.
▪ From a virtual standstill he jumped over.
▪ Pascal once said that the mind builds walls that the heart jumps over, but somehow that did not satisfy me.
▪ Stay on the left and let it come up close, jumping over its lightning bolts in the process.
▪ The goal was to jump over the rubber string one hundred times without touching it.
▪ Fill the trench with water and progressively jump over it, from time to time removing a pole.
▪ People often still follow the rather dangerous custom of jumping over these bonfires, especially on the feast of São João.
▪ Firms wanting to merge have therefore been expected to jump through impossibly tight hoops.
▪ In moments, they were snuffling at his thighs, jumping up with gleeful whines to lick his face.
▪ So I giggle, hoot and, you know, jump up and down when I watch this.
▪ Byrne says that they added to the confusion by jumping up and down and shouting with glee.
▪ He jumped up and crept from window to window.
▪ She jumped up and caught the branch.
▪ When I walked up to them, the girl jumped up, but Nguyen barked and she sat back down.
▪ Her stomach jumped up and down.
▪ When the Goldwater scholarship was announced this spring, Flores jumped up and down, not for joy, but from surprise.
▪ One of the reasons being put forward is that they are jumping on a bandwagon which unfortunately is worldwide.
▪ This allows presidential candidates to jump on their bandwagons without being held accountable for their extreme positions.
▪ We're still here, two extensions later, and very happy not to have jumped on the house-moving bandwagon.
▪ Just a preliminary communication first, without the experimental details, so that nobody can jump on the bandwagon right away.
▪ The more people jumped on to the bandwagon, the more others wanted to join them.
▪ And other quick-serve restaurant chains, such as Boston Market, are jumping on the bandwagon.
▪ In every country, intellectuals, too, have jumped on the nationalist bandwagon.
▪ Companies such as Oracle are jumping on the bandwagon, too, with low-priced network computers.
▪ It had a habit of jumping on the bed when they were making love and clawing him.
▪ I jumped off the brass bed and ran down the path toward the house.
▪ Thus adjured, Hector jumped off the bed with a short bark and trotted out of the room.
▪ One time he jumped out of bed in the middle of the afternoon and put on a suit and tie.
▪ She jumped out of bed and, pulling on her shirt, darted next door into the head.
▪ He ran ahead quickly, jumped into bed, and pretended to be asleep as the princesses returned to their room.
▪ I went to my room and locked the door and ... I jumped into bed and pulled the duvet right over me.
▪ But just then McMurphy jumped off his bed and went to rustling through his nightstand, and I hushed.
▪ Con had jumped at the chance of taking Cedric and the pair had apparently settled in happily together.
▪ Not all the associations are jumping at the chance to buy and sell derivatives.
▪ Her business mind had jumped at the chance of a spot of international acclaim.
▪ I jumped at the chance to go buy a bottle of whisky to keep warm in the rushing cold air of night.
▪ I signed him for Middlesbrough, and I jumped at the chance to sign him again here.
▪ Mrs Froggat jumped at the chance.
▪ Many stars have jumped at the chance to appear in Morse which is transmitted worldwide.
▪ Actor, Anthony Hopkins, explains that he jumped at the chance to play a part in the film.
▪ It was you who jumped to the conclusion.
▪ But they warned against jumping to conclusions until more is known.
▪ Breaking a habit, be it over-eating, over-drinking, biting your nails or jumping to conclusions, is a tall order.
▪ I walked in here, checked out the store, I checked you out, and I jumped to a conclusion.
▪ He tends to jump to conclusions with feats of illogicality worthy of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn.
▪ But let us not jump to dire conclusions.
▪ Deeply hurt, Vincent jumped to the conclusion that news of his friendship with Sien had reached him and upset the man.
▪ I have often referred to my own fear when I was first required to make a horse jump a fence.
▪ Mr Foster maintained his composure: If acceptable manners were a paddock, Mademoiselle Marguerite had not yet jumped the fence.
▪ You and your horse need to be capable of jumping solid fences safely and under control.
▪ I think the bull jumped the fence.
▪ It jumped the fence lower down and disappeared from sight.
▪ By herself she could jump over fences and ditches better than her brothers.
▪ However, if you are committed to jumping a fence, they should not get in the way.
▪ Some have been unable to wait, jumping the fence at night and skating on the completed ramps.
▪ The owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.
▪ Although some winter barley growers jumped he gun last week, little was cut as crops were not fit.
▪ Suppose some broker was able to anticipate the radio sign from Chicago, then he could jump the gun.
▪ But we are jumping the gun here.
▪ Aren't we jumping the gun a bit?
▪ The new squad will officially be in existence on Monday anyway, so we're only jumping the gun by six days.
▪ But I have jumped the gun.
▪ Firms wanting to merge have therefore been expected to jump through impossibly tight hoops.
▪ He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops.
▪ If they jump for joy today hold off until they sober up again.
▪ You ought to be jumping with joy.
▪ Most people would jump with joy to hear of the mortgage war that broke out this week between Nationwide and Halifax.
▪ Here he is jumping for joy.
▪ No one was jumping for joy because they'd finally got the piece they'd been searching for for years.
▪ He hadn't been exactly jumping for joy to have her here in the first place, as she knew very well.
▪ Such old-boy networks were one way of jumping the promotion queue, of obtaining sponsorship.
▪ The duchess caused more ill-feeling and was jeered when she jumped hour-long queues on the slopes.
▪ Why not save money - and jump the queue today.
▪ Rayleen helped too, or rather her uniform did, giving us a pseudo-official status which meant we could jump the queue.
▪ We can not jump the queue.
▪ Some guards moved the taxi back to the road and then they jumped on to the train again.
▪ I was a fisherman myself before I jumped that train and wound up here.
▪ Anyway, I'd already found a seat when he jumped on as the train was about to leave.
▪ I once read a case in the newspaper about a man who jumped in front of an Underground train.
▪ And says if he'd been given his own psychiatric nurse ... he would never have jumped off the train.
▪ A few days short of his fifteenth birthday, Gert attempted suicide, cutting his wrist and jumping from a third-floor window.
▪ The stammering policeman jumped through the window and embedded his booted foot in the overturned pot.
▪ Mrs Davison was injured when she jumped from a bedroom window and still has to use a crutch.
▪ Yet, I should jump out the window if I had to do another Violet book!
▪ He finishes after a bit and then jumps up on the window ledge.
▪ Earlier this year, a thirty four year old woman died after jumping from a window in the same block.
▪ Once, the script required him to jump through a plate-glass window.
▪ Well, she's not going to jump out of the window in the next hour, is she?
▪ Not to be denied my ride, I ran and jumped on his back, taking him by surprise.
▪ I love people running, jumping, shooting, falling.
▪ He ran ahead quickly, jumped into bed, and pretended to be asleep as the princesses returned to their room.
▪ Robin Powell pays tribute to those who ran, jumped, and dunked themselves in beans for charity.
▪ They ran, they jumped, they argued.
▪ He began to run and jump across the white rocks, exhilarated by the emptiness all round.
▪ John was born crippled and with cerebral palsy but could run, walk and jump.
a flying jump/leap
be (in) for the high jump
▪ And it's all about: Who is for the high jump in Rome?
▪ He'd be for the high jump, as usual.
climb/jump/get on the bandwagon
▪ And everyone tried to climb on the bandwagon.
▪ And other quick-serve restaurant chains, such as Boston Market, are jumping on the bandwagon.
▪ Companies such as Oracle are jumping on the bandwagon, too, with low-priced network computers.
▪ Competitors are certain to jump on the bandwagon with rival systems and Nimslo's much-vaunted patents could be unable to stop them.
▪ For a while, the seif-centred members of celebrity circles were falling over themselves in their eagerness to jump on the bandwagon.
▪ If the petition is advertised, more creditors may jump on the bandwagon.
▪ Just a preliminary communication first, without the experimental details, so that nobody can jump on the bandwagon right away.
▪ The Communists have climbed on the bandwagon, but only to put the brakes on.
get/jump/rise etc to your feet
▪ Antony rose to his feet and stood gazing intensely at her.
▪ He got to his feet, did a 365-degree scan, and moved on.
▪ Kay McGovern rose to his feet, cheering appreciatively when the performance ended.
▪ The three men turned, facing it, Kao Chen getting to his feet.
▪ They got to their feet and consulted; then they disappeared.
▪ Zeinab rose to her feet and swept out of the box.
jump/be thrown in at the deep end
jump/go through hoops
▪ We had to jump through a lot of hoops in order to get the play on stage.
▪ He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops.
take a running jump
▪ Or, as the Palace will no doubt be recommending to the duchess in due course ... take a running jump.
the broad jump
the high jump
the long jump
▪ A couple of kids had jumped the fence and were playing around inside.
▪ Cathy's conversation jumped wildly from one topic to another.
▪ Following the attacks, he now jumps every time he hears a plane.
▪ He climbed over the wall and jumped the guard, easily overpowering him.
▪ He raced down the garden and jumped over the wall.
▪ My cat always jumps up onto the table when I'm trying to work.
▪ Ricky jumped across the stream and ran all the way home.
▪ She jumped down from the wall.
▪ She jumped out of her skin, as something cold and snakelike was thrust into her hand.
▪ Somebody jumped her from an alley as she was walking home.
▪ Something came out in front of me and I jumped.
▪ The dog jumped the gate and ran away howling.
▪ The driver jumped clear as his vehicle fell into the river below.
▪ Two guys tried to jump me in the park last night.
▪ As I waited, Pike started to fall, jumping clear of the stilts that had been holding him up.
▪ But what -- or who -- jumps into the breach for the Lakers is Bryant.
▪ He ducked, he jumped, he danced, he threw hard and was gracious in both victory and defeat.
▪ Junior was jumping up and down, hugging me.
▪ People often still follow the rather dangerous custom of jumping over these bonfires, especially on the feast of São João.
▪ She laughed and jumped about with the Palernians, trying to burst the bubbles.
▪ We will not jump from event to event just to prove that we can jump around.
▪ He gets annual increases but never a big salary jump, which he would if he were promoted.
▪ The blips appeared on three separate occasions, and each time the lowest instrument showed the biggest jump.
▪ Now take some big jumps forward.
▪ With inflation apparently moribund, a big jump in rates seems unlikely.
▪ In a more unsettling development, the report also revealed a big jump in prices paid for raw materials.
▪ The biggest jumps in participation rates were recorded by workers under age 44, minorities, machine operators and laborers.
▪ I adore your little jumps of logic.
▪ She came closer, with tiny little jumps, until they were hugging close.
▪ They move by suddenly flexing the hinder end of their body so that they give a little skipping jump.
▪ Or, as the Palace will no doubt be recommending to the duchess in due course ... take a running jump.
▪ The Committee also handed out a four-week suspension to Bruce Dowling, the jump jockey, for forging a doctor's signature.
▪ Fred Winter was one of the most skilful and durable jump jockeys of the same period.
▪ Allen Webb, the jump jockey, will be out of action for a week after injuring his neck while riding out.
▪ Glover, 45, and a former top-notch jump jockey, took up training relatively late in his racing career.
▪ With prize money declining, he laments that most of the time jump jockeys risk their necks for £150.
▪ Students at the college have raised £6,000 for the appeal so far by parachute jumps and other fund-raising efforts.
▪ When Amelia learned to fly in 1921, Lieutenant Harris's parachute jump was still almost two years in the future.
▪ In the same year he made his first parachute jump from an airship.
▪ There's archery on-site too as well as a simulated parachute jump.
▪ By the spring of 1993, after being an assistant coach for eight years, she was ready to make the jump.
▪ The approach is what makes the jump.
▪ Just yesterday, Olympic Financial, a Minneapolis loan-services company, made the jump.
▪ In the last 50 years, our strategic forces made quantum jumps in effectiveness that surpassed anything the Soviet Union could do.
▪ Boston Scientific reported a 29 percent jump in fourth-quarter sales, excluding acquisitions, at Hambrecht&038;.
▪ The big chip group reported a 25 % jump in fourth-quarter sales and higher operating profit.
▪ a parachute jump
▪ Aziz won the event with a jump of 2 metres.
▪ That was his best jump of the competition.
▪ By then, their jump is reasonably established, so you can see what you are buying!
▪ Her eyes were rimmed with the price of traversing oceans, the jump of time zones.
▪ Or, as the Palace will no doubt be recommending to the duchess in due course ... take a running jump.
▪ Was it Carl Lewis falling prostrate after his gold medal long jump?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jupon \Ju*pon"\, Juppon \Jup*pon"\, n. [F. jupon, fr. jupe skirt, Sp. aljuba a Moorish garment, Ar. jubba.] [Written variously jupe, jump, juppo, etc.]

  1. A sleeveless jacket worn over the armor in the 14th century. It fitted closely, and descended below the hips.

  2. A petticoat.


Jump-start \Jump"-start`\, n. The action or event of jump-starting. For motor vehicles, the jump-starting of an engine is also called a jump.


jump \jump\ (j[u^]mp), v. t. same as jump-start, v. t..


jump \jump\ (j[u^]mp), n. same as jump-start, n..


jump \jump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. jumped (j[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. jumping.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen, jumpen.]

  1. To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.

    Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square.

  2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. ``The jumping chariots.''
    --Nahum iii. 2.

    A flock of geese jump down together.

  3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with. ``It jumps with my humor.''

    To jump at, to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a chance.


jump \jump\ (j[u^]mp), n. [Cf. F. jupe a long petticoat, a skirt. Cf. juppon.]

  1. A kind of loose jacket for men.

  2. pl. A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1520s, perhaps imitative (compare bump); another theory derives it from words in Gallo-Roman dialects of southwestern France (compare jumba "to rock, to balance, swing," yumpa "to rock"), picked up during English occupation in Hundred Years War. Superseded native leap, bound, and spring in most senses. Meaning "to attack" is from 1789; that of "to do the sex act with" is from 1630s. Related: Jumped; jumping. To jump to a conclusion is from 1704. Jumping-rope is from 1805. Jump in a lake "go away and stop being a pest" attested from 1912.


1550s, "act of jumping," from jump (v.). Meaning "jazz music with a strong beat" first recorded 1937, in Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump." Jump suit "one-piece coverall modeled on those worn by paratroopers and skydivers" is from 1948.


Etymology 1

  1. (context obsolete English) Exact; matched; fitting; precise. adv. (context obsolete English) exactly; precisely n. 1 The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. 2 An effort; an attempt; a venture. 3 (context mining English) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault. 4 (context architecture English) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry. 5 An instance of propelling oneself upwards. 6 An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location. 7 An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location. 8 An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body. 9 A jumping move in a board game. 10 A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) used to make a video game character jump (propel itself upwards). 11 (context sports horses English) An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly. 12 (context with ''on'' English) An early start or an advantage. 13 (context mathematics English) A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity. 14 (context science fiction English) An instance of faster-than-light travel, not observable from ordinary space. 15 (cx computing English) A change of the path of execution to a different location. v

  2. 1 (context intransitive English) To propel oneself rapidly upward, downward and/or in any horizontal direction such that momentum causes the body to become airborne. 2 (context intransitive English) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward. 3 (context transitive English) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap. 4 (context intransitive English) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location. 5 (context intransitive English) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently. 6 (context intransitive English) To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece. 7 (context transitive English) To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward. 8 (context transitive English) To attack suddenly and violently. 9 (context transitive English) To engage in sexual intercourse. 10 (context transitive English) To cause to jump. 11 (context transitive English) To move the distance between two opposing subjects. 12 (context transitive English) To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it. 13 (context cycling intransitive English) To increase speed aggressively and without warning. 14 (context transitive obsolete English) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. 15 (context transitive smithwork English) To join by a buttweld. 16 To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset. 17 (context quarrying English) To bore with a jumper. 18 (context obsolete English) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; followed by ''with''. 19 (cx intransitive computing English) To start execute code from a different location, rather than following the program counter. Etymology 2

    n. 1 A kind of loose jacket for men. 2 (context in plural English) A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.

  1. n. a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance" [syn: leap]

  2. an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues" [syn: leap, saltation]

  3. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

  4. a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start" [syn: startle, start]

  5. descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army" [syn: parachuting]

  6. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected" [syn: jumping]

  1. v. move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?" [syn: leap, bound, spring]

  2. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room" [syn: 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 [syn: leap out, jump out, stand out, stick out]

  6. enter eagerly into; "He jumped into the game"

  7. rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list" [syn: rise, climb up]

  8. run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks" [syn: derail]

  9. jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute [syn: parachute]

  10. cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop" [syn: leap]

  11. start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car's battery [syn: jumpstart, jump-start]

  12. bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible" [syn: pass over, skip, skip over]

  13. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion" [syn: leap]

  14. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions [syn: alternate]

Jump (Kris Kross song)

"Jump" is the hit debut single by American hip hop duo Kris Kross. It was released on February 6, 1992, as a single from their debut studio album Totally Krossed Out. It achieved international success, topping charts in Switzerland, Australia, and the United States. Additionally, it was the third best-selling song in the US in 1992 with sales of 2,079,000 physical copies that year.

Jump (Van Halen song)

"Jump" is a song by the American rock band Van Halen. It was released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984. It is Van Halen's most successful single to date reaching number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song differs from earlier Van Halen songs in that it is driven by a rolling synth line (played on an Oberheim OB-Xa), although the song does contain a guitar solo, which was spliced together from multiple takes.

David Lee Roth dedicated the song to martial artist Benny Urquidez, of whom he was a student.

Jump (disambiguation)

Jump or Jumping primarily refers to the physical action of jumping, that is, propelling oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.

Jump or Jumping may also refer to:

Jump (Madonna song)

"Jump" is a song by American singer Madonna from her tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Written by Madonna, Stuart Price and Joe Henry, the song was supposed to be released as the third single of the album. However, since " Get Together" was decided as the third single, "Jump" was released as the fourth and final single from the album, on October 31, 2006 by Warner Bros. Records. The song incorporates techno music with tributes to Pet Shop Boys. Madonna sings in her lower register in the song. Its lyrics talk about self-empowerment and sufficiency while looking for the prospects of a new relationship.

Contemporary critics complimented the song and its empowerment theme. They compared it to Madonna's 1980s music and praised the club-anthem like quality of the song. The song peaked inside the top ten of the charts of some European countries, while peaking the charts in Italy and Hungary. In the United States, "Jump" placed in several Billboard dance charts and became one of the most popular dance hits of the decade.

The accompanying music video was shot in Tokyo during Madonna's 2006 Confessions Tour stopover. It portrayed Madonna in a blond bob wig and a leather ensemble singing the song in front of a number of neon signs. The video also featured dancers who performed the physical discipline parkour. It was also incorporated in her Confessions Tour, where Madonna and her dancers jumped around the stage actively, while singing the song. The song was used in the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2005) and the Ugly Betty season 2 finale.

Jump (Every Little Thing song)

"Jump" is a song by the Japanese J-pop group Every Little Thing, released as their 20th single on October 17, 2001. It is their first song composed by Kaori Mochida.

Jump (for My Love)

"Jump (for My Love)" is a song by the American vocal group The Pointer Sisters. The song is from their 1983 album Break Out. Released on April 11, 1984, The song was originally titled "Jump" but was changed to "Jump (for My Love)" prior to its release as a single to avoid confusion with the Van Halen song " Jump", which was released earlier the same year. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Jump (Alliance–Union universe)

Jump is a fictional technology used by spacecraft in science fiction author C. J. Cherryh's Alliance-Union universe to travel faster-than-light (FTL). Jump can also be a verb, and is the act of travelling FTL using jump technology.

Jump (Ugly Betty)

"Jump" is the 18th episode in the second season, the 41st episode overall, and the second season finale of the American dramedy series Ugly Betty, which aired on May 22, 2008, the same day as Naomi Campbell's 38th birthday. The episode was written by Silvio Horta and directed by Victor Nelli, Jr..

Jump (magazine line)

sometimes stylized JUMP, is a line of manga magazines created by Shueisha. The origin of the name is unknown. The Jump magazines are intended for the male audience, although the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine has also been popular to the female demographic.

Jump (TV series)

Jump is a South Korean sitcom that aired on MBC in 1999.

Jump (Flo Rida song)

"Jump" is the fourth official single taken from Flo Rida's second album R.O.O.T.S. Nelly Furtado makes an appearance on the song with an upbeat hook. Flo-Rida said: "I used a whole different delivery on this one. We're talking about different situations to get people hype in the club. 'Jump!' Whether you're an athlete running in the stadium or you're in the club. Get hype!"

The song was used to promote the Disney film G-Force, and an edited version was added to Radio Disney's playlist.

It's Flo Rida's eighth consecutive Hot 100 entry, and one of his only singles that didn't make it to the Top 30 of the Hot 100 chart.

Jump (comic martial-arts performance)

Jump is a Korean comedic theatrical performance involving martial arts, acrobatics, and dance moves.

Jump (Djumbo album)

Jump is the first album of the girlband Djumbo. It was released on 9 May 2005.

Jump (2009 film)

Jump is a 2009 Hong Kong comedy-drama film written and produced by Stephen Chow and directed by Stephen Fung. The film stars Kitty Zhang, Leon Jay Williams and Daniel Wu with action choreography by Yuen Cheung-yan. Edison Chen was originally the lead actor of the film, but due to his 2008 photo scandal, he was replaced by Williams.

Jump (1999 film)

Jump is a 1999 film, directed and written by Justin McCarthy, and starring James LeGros, Mark Rosenthal and Jessica Hecht.

Jump (Rihanna song)

"Jump" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It was written by Kevin Cossom, M. B. Williams, StarGate and Chase & Status, with production done by the latter two and Kuk Harrell. It samples the lyrics of the 1996 single " Pony", performed by Ginuwine. Its composition and structure received comparisons to not only Justin Timberlake's song " Cry Me a River" and Magnetic Man's " I Need Air", but also to some of Rihanna's previous songs, including " Rude Boy" and "Red Lipstick". A remix of the song called "Jump (Club Cheval Rap Remix)" by rapper Theophilus London was leaked onto the internet. "Jump" was serviced to Australian radio on January 24, 2014 as the album's fifth Australian single and seventh overall.

The song received generally positive reviews from music critics. Many reviewers thought that "Jump" stood out as one of a couple of highlights on Unapologetic, while a few others singled it out as the sole highlight. However, it prompted a mixed reaction from James Montgomery for MTV, who thought that the dubstep bass line produced a "mixed result". Genevieve Koski for The A.V. Club, who wrote that the track should not have been included on the album as it is a poor song choice, commented that songs like "Jump" are responsible for simply furthering her career in the music industry. Following the release of Unapologetic, "Jump" debuted on the French Singles Chart at number 153 and the UK Singles Chart at number 150 due to strong digital download sales.

Jump (2012 film)

Jump is a 2012 Northern Irish mystery drama film based on the stage play of the same name by Lisa McGee.

Jump (Nadav Guedj song)

"Jump" is a song by French- Israeli singer Nadav Guedj. It was released on 1 December 2015 through Unicell as the third single from his debut studio album, Nadav Guedj (2016).

Usage examples of "jump".

When we get to Achillea we slingshot round the moon onto a Lalonde trajectory and jump in.

Kicking Acorn to a gallop, she jumped a hedge and raced toward the mill.

Without more ado I locked the door, took off my clothes, and seeing that her back was turned to me, jumped into bed beside her.

He judged the bagpipe competition himself, and held one end of the tape that measured the jumps, besides delighting the whole assembled company by his affability and good spirits.

If I were the more agile jumper Hovan Du far outclassed me in climbing, with the result that he reached the rail and was clambering over while my eyes were still below the level of the deck, which was, perhaps, a fortunate thing for me since, by chance, I had elected to gain the deck directly at a point where, unknown to me, one of the crew of the ship was engaged with the grappling hooks.

Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.

Holy Re-Formed had worn a polyester alb over a brown jumper and jeans.

As he jumped hastily to his feet, his face very red and his mouth flowing with apologies to the alcalde for his clumsiness, he glanced downward swiftly into one of his hands, and then, with another quick gleam of cunning triumph in his eyes, he quickly slipped the hand into one of his pockets, and, taking his place in front of the barrel, faced the alcalde.

Jumping unsteadily to his feet, he whirled to find the creature crouched in the tail of the cart, arms outstretched as if to gather both Alec and him to its breast.

Jumping out of bed, Alec stalked to the wardrobe and inspected the surcoats hanging there.

The words were spoken in her mind with such clarity that Amelle jumped.

You need to guide us to Amicus and to tell us how and when the Red Cadre jumped you.

Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace, jumping over stiles and springing over puddles with impatient activity, and finding herself at last within view of the house, with weary ancles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise.

He turned on Antal so sharply that the foreman jumped in spite of himself.

She turned her face into his shoulder, wishing with fiber of her being that the three of them could jump into the car and drive away to aplace with no fears and no problems.