What is the meaning of jump?

Subtopics: Diffusion Process 


  • A sudden and decisive increase.
    • usage: "a jump in attendance"
  • An abrupt transition.
    • usage: "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
  • Film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another. (
  • A sudden involuntary movement.
    • usage: "he awoke with a start"
  • Descent with a parachute.
    • usage: "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
  • The act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground.
    • usage: "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"


  • Move forward by leaps and bounds.
    • usage: "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence"
  • Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm.
    • usage: "She startled when I walked into the room"
  • Make a sudden physical attack on.
    • usage: "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
  • Increase suddenly and significantly.
    • usage: "Prices jumped overnight"
  • Be highly noticeable.
  • Enter eagerly into.
    • usage: "He jumped into the game"
  • Rise in rank or status.
    • usage: "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
  • Jump down from an elevated point.
    • usage: "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
  • Run off or leave the rails.
    • usage: "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
  • Jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute.
  • Cause to jump or leap.
    • usage: "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
  • Start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery.
  • Bypass.
    • usage: "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
  • Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another.
    • usage: "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
  • Go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions.
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APAWordNet. (2010). jump. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/jump/definitions/1189079
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