Definition of jump

  1. jump Verb To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
  2. jump Verb To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
  3. jump Verb To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  4. jump Verb To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
  5. jump Verb 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. jump Verb To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.
  7. jump Verb To attack suddenly and violently.
  8. jump Verb To force to jump.
  9. jump Verb To move the distance between two opposing subjects.
  10. jump Verb To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it.
  11. jump Noun An instance of propelling oneself upwards.
  12. jump Noun An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
  13. jump Noun An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  14. jump Noun An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
  15. jump Noun A jumping move in a board game.
  16. jump Noun A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to jump (propel itself upwards).
  17. jump Noun An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.
  18. jump Noun An early start or an advantage.
  19. jump Noun A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.
  20. jump Adverb exactly; precisely
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