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jump Tweet Definition of jump Like Definition of jump on Facebook
noun 
  1. An instance of propelling oneself into the air.
  2. An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
  3. An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  4. An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
  5. A jumping move in a board game.
  6. (context, sports, horses) An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
  2. (intransitive) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
  3. (intransitive) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  4. (intransitive) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
  5. (intransitive) 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.
  6. (transitive) To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.
  7. (transitive) To attack suddenly and violently.
  8. (transitive) To force to jump.
The rider jumped the horse over the fence.
adverb 
  1. (obsolete) exactly; precisely
     
jump seat Tweet Definition of jump seat Like Definition of jump seat on Facebook
noun 
  1. (colloquial) A spare seat in an aircraft cockpit.
     
jump-start Tweet Definition of jump-start Like Definition of jump-start on Facebook
noun 
  1. the process or result of recharging a battery by jump-starting
    • I left my headlights on all night. Could you give me a jump-start?
     

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