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Dictionary definition for: Jump

1. (n) a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"

2. (v) move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

3. (n) an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

4. (v) move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"

5. (n) (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

6. (v) make a sudden physical attack on; "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"

7. (n) a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"

8. (v) increase suddenly and significantly; "Prices jumped overnight"

9. (n) descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"

10. (v) be highly noticeable

11. (v) enter eagerly into; "He jumped into the game"

12. (n) the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps" "the jumping was unexpected"

13. (v) rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"

14. (v) run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"

15. (v) jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

16. (v) cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"

17. (v) start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car''s battery

18. (v) bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"

19. (v) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame" "jump to a conclusion"

20. (v) go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

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