jump meaning

[ dʒʌmp ] Pronunciation:   "jump" in a sentence
  • Verb: jump  júmp
    1. Move forward by leaps and bounds
      "Can you jump over the fence?"
    Noun: jump  júmp
    1. A sudden and decisive increase
      "a jump in attendance"
      - leap 
    2. An abrupt transition
      - leap, saltation 
    3. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another 
    4. A sudden involuntary movement
      - startle, start 
    5. Descent with a parachute
      - parachuting 
    6. The act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
      "he advanced in a series of jumps"
      - jumping

    Derived forms: jumps, jumping, jumped

    See also: jump on, jumpy

    Type of: actuation, alter, appear, assail, assault, attack, change, climb, copulate, couple, descent, dive, drop, enter, go, inborn reflex, increase, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, leave out, locomote, look, mate, miss, mount, move, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pair, participate, physiological reaction, plunge, plunk, pretermit, propulsion, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, rise, seem, set on, shift, start, start up, switch, transition, travel, unconditioned reflex, vary, wax

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  • [American slang]
    to jump downward off something.
      A small mouse jumped down from the shelf.
      A tiny mouse jumped from the shelf.

  • [Architecture]

    A step in a masonry foundation.

  • [Business]
    verb, noun

    verb [no obj] (usually used with an adverb or a preposition)

    (about a price, level, etc.) to rise suddenly by a large amount:

    The yen jumped to its highest level against the dollar for six months.

    Investment from abroad has jumped sharply.

    The prices of some imported goods jumped nearly 40% last year.

    Earnings have jumped from €10 million to €25 million.

    The company

    (= its value on the stock exchange) jumped 15 per cent after reporting strong sales growth.

    Disney's stock jumped higher on

    (= in response to) news of the takeover bid.

    The Dow has jumped off a five-year low. See note at INCREASE


    jump the gun

    to do sth too soon, before the right time:

    Some optimistic investors have jumped the gun.

    jump ship

    to change the organization that you are loyal to, especially the company you work for:

    Their finance director announced he was jumping ship to take a position in a rival firm.

    A large number of their customers have jumped ship.

    BANDWAGON, DEEP adjective, SHIP noun


    jump at sth

    to respond to sth quickly and with enthusiasm:

    He jumped at the chance of working for the company.

    Consumers have jumped at these new phones.

    jump in; jump into sth

    to become involved in sth:

    The company is keen to jump into the profitable US market.

    We told him about the project and he jumped in.

    jump out; jump out of sth

    to stop being involved in sth:

    They jumped into the DVD market, made a killing and then jumped out.

    noun [C]

    a sudden increase in a price, cost, level, etc:

    We've seen a 17% jump in insurance costs.

    unusually large price jumps

    Figures for industrial growth show a surprise jump of four per cent.

    The index rose nine per cent, its biggest jump since March 2000.

    a big/huge/large/sharp jump

    ◆ a surprise/unexpected jump


    get/have a jump on sb (AmE) (informal)

    to get or have an advantage over sb, because you have acted quickly:

    Several start-ups are getting a jump on their giant competitors.

  • [Economics]
    A discontinuous movement of a price on a financial market.
  • jump at:    jump at sth to eag ...
  • jump in:    1. jump in to in ...
  • jump on:    Verb: jump onGet u ...


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  1. look, no. 5 jumps and is heading it.
  2. why does he always jump down your throat?
  3. she holds the world record for the long jump.
  4. he is too smart not to jump at the chance.
  5. s. behrman could jump quien sabe.

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