- jump [jump]vi.[< ?]1. to move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using the leg muscles; leap; spring2. to be moved with a jerk; bob; bounce3. to parachute from an aircraft4. to move, act, or react energetically or eagerly: often with at5. to move suddenly and involuntarily, as from fright, surprise, etc.6. to pass suddenly from one thing or topic to another7. to rise suddenly [prices have jumped]8. to break in continuity of action, as a film image, because of faulty alignment of the film9. Slang to be lively and animated [the party was jumping]10. Bridge to make a jump bid☆ 11. Checkers to move a piece over an opponent's piece, thus capturing it12. Comput. to continue at an instruction in another part of the program by means of a JUMP (n. 12)vt.1.a) to leap overb) to pass over; skip2. to cause to leap [to jump a horse over a fence ]☆ 3. to advance (a person) to a higher rank or position, esp. by bypassing intervening ranks☆ 4. to leap upon; spring aboard5. to cause (prices, etc.) to rise suddenly☆ 6. to bypass (an electrical component, esp. a weak battery on a vehicle)7. Informal to attack suddenly as from hiding8. Informal to react to prematurely, in anticipation [to jump a traffic light ]☆ 9. Slang to leave suddenly or without permission [to jump town, jump ship]10. Bridge to raise (the bid) by making a jump bid☆ 11. Checkers to capture (an opponent's piece) by jumping12. Journalism to continue (a story) on another pagen.1. a jumping; leap; bound; spring2. a distance jumped3. a descent from an aircraft by parachute4. a thing to be jumped over or from, as on a ski jump5. a sudden transition6. a sudden rise, as in prices7. a sudden, nervous start or jerk; twitch8. [pl.] Slang chorea; also, delirium tremens: usually with the9. Athletics a contest in jumping [the high jump, the long jump]10. Bridge JUMP BID☆ 11. Checkers a move by which an opponent's piece is jumped and captured12. Comput. a program instruction that causes an instruction in another part of the program to be the next executed13. Journalism a line telling on, or from, what page a story is continued: also jump lineadj.☆ 1. designating or of a style of jazz music characterized by recurrent short riffs and a strong, fast beat2. of or for parachuting or paratroops——————☆ get the jump on or have the jump onSlang to get (or have) an earlier start than and thus have an advantage over——————☆ jump a claimto seize mining rights or land claimed by someone else——————jump atto accept hastily and eagerly——————☆ jump bailto forfeit one's bail by running away——————☆ jump in with both feetto enter into an activity or venture wholeheartedly——————jump offMil. Slang to start an attack——————jump on or jump all overSlang to scold; censure severely——————☆ jump ropeto exercise or play a game with a jump-rope——————☆ jump the trackto go suddenly off the rails——————jump to conclusionsto make a hasty judgment
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.