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Definition 1: the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground - [noun denoting act]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he advanced in a series of jumps
  • the jumping was unexpected

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of jump ) a headlong jump (or fall)

"he took a header into the shrubbery"

(... is a kind of jump ) the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)

(... is a kind of jump ) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

(... is a kind of jump ) the act of jumping over an obstacle

(... is a kind of jump ) jumping in one spot (as in excitement)

"the wailing and jumping up and down exhausted him"

(... is a kind of jump ) (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump

Definition 2: a sudden involuntary movement - [noun denoting act]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he awoke with a start

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

(... is a kind of jump ) a complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise); involves flexion of most skeletal muscles and a variety of visceral reactions

(... is a kind of jump ) a normal reflex of young infants; a sudden loud noise causes the child to stretch out the arms and flex the legs

(... is a kind of jump ) a reflex response to sudden pain

Definition 3: descent with a parachute - [noun denoting act]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had done a lot of parachuting in the army

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) the act of changing your location in a downward direction

(... is a kind of jump ) performing acrobatics in free fall before pulling the ripcord of a parachute

Definition 4: (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another - [noun denoting communication]

(jump is a kind of ...) a passage that connects a topic to one that follows

Definition 5: an abrupt transition - [noun denoting event]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another

(... is a kind of jump ) (physics) an abrupt transition of an electron or atom or molecule from one quantum state to another with the emission or absorption of a quantum

Definition 6: a sudden and decisive increase - [noun denoting event]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a jump in attendance

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) a change resulting in an increase

"the increase is scheduled for next month"

(... is a kind of jump ) a sudden large increase or advance

"this may not insure success but it will represent a quantum leap from last summer"

Definition 7: increase suddenly and significantly - [verb of change]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Prices jumped overnight

(jump is a kind of ...) go up or advance

"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

Definition 8: rise in rank or status - [verb of change]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 9: go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions - [verb of change]

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

Definition 10: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another - [verb of change]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • leap into fame
  • jump to a conclusion
  • jump from one thing to another

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

"switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"

Definition 11: bypass - [verb of cognition]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) leave undone or leave out

"How could I miss that typo?" "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

Definition 12: make a sudden physical attack on - [verb of competition]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat

(jump is a kind of ...) attack someone physically or emotionally

"The mugger assaulted the woman" "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

Definition 13: enter eagerly into - [verb of competition]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He jumped into the game

(jump is a kind of ...) become a participant; be involved in

"enter a race" "enter an agreement" "enter a drug treatment program" "enter negotiations"

Definition 14: move forward by leaps and bounds - [verb of motion]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The horse bounded across the meadow
  • The child leapt across the puddle
  • Can you jump over the fence?

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of jump ) jump about playfully

(... is a kind of jump ) jump lightly

(... is a kind of jump ) perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse

(... is a kind of jump ) jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

(... is a kind of jump ) jump across

"He leapfrogged his classmates"

(... is a kind of jump ) bound vigorously

(... is a kind of jump ) leap or skip, often in dancing

"These fish swim with a saltating motion"

(... is a kind of jump ) jump on skis

(... is a kind of jump ) move around heavily and clumsily

"the giant tortoises galumphed around in their pen"

(... is a kind of jump ) perform a capriole, of horses in dressage

(... is a kind of jump ) leap suddenly

"He bounced to his feet"

(... is a kind of jump ) move suddenly, energetically, or violently

"He burst out of the house into the cool night"

(... is a kind of jump ) spring back; spring away from an impact

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

(... is a kind of jump ) jump straight up

"kangaroos pronk"

(... is a kind of jump ) make a jump forward or upward

Definition 15: cause to jump or leap - [verb of motion]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump causes ...) move forward by leaps and bounds

"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

Definition 16: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm - [verb of motion]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She startled when I walked into the room

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of jump ) start suddenly, as from fright

(... is a kind of jump ) startle with amazement or fear

(... is a kind of jump ) start with anger or resentment or in protest

(... is a kind of jump ) go forward or start with a fast, sudden movement

Definition 17: run off or leave the rails - [verb of motion]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 18: start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) get going or set in motion

"We simply could not start the engine" "start up the computer"

Definition 19: jump down from an elevated point - [verb of motion]

Samples where jump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 20: jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) drop steeply

"the stock market plunged"

(... is a kind of jump ) jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute

(jump implies ...) fly in or as if in a glider plane

(jump implies ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 21: be highly noticeable - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for jump in the sense of this definition

(jump is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

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