[ verb ] move forward by leaps and bounds
"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
They set bouncing_betties to jump and explode at testicle level while we more mercifully had them go_off at the head .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
He jumped .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
That po'k , it was so full of skippers it would jump and run and not come when you say , ' Hoo-pig ' .(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)
I was ready to jump but when Ma said she 'd get the whisky it surprised him like it surprised me , and he ran_down .(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
Then , they said General_Burnside was going_to jump over his horse 's head ; and they did some somersaults .
[ verb ] move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
"She startled when I walked into the room"
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Mr._McKinley , for all his sprawling and his easy familiarity , was completely alert to his son , eyes always on the still face , jumping to anticipate Scotty_'s desires .(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Startled , he jumped up to pull hen and case out of view , and Alex went_to the door .
[ verb ] (criminal law) make a sudden physical attack on
"The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
Used in print("National Affairs"...)
Simmons and Crosby jumped the boy and it was all_over '' .(Brett Halliday, The Careless Corpse....)
`` This deal at Las_Putas_Buenas where the two knife-men jumped you '' , said Rourke with interest , `` that sounds like it was set_up with malice aforethought by the luscious Mrs._Peralta , does n't it '' ?(Jim Harmon, "The Planet with No Nightmare," If,...)
`` I was n't planning on jumping you .
Why do you have_to jump me the first time something goes_wrong ?
[ verb ] increase suddenly and significantly
"Prices jumped overnight"
Used in print(Los Angeles Times,...)
Expect their own production volume , and presumably sales , to jump 30 percent in 1961 .(Peter Eldersveld, "Faith Amid Fear"...)
The normal rate of suicides in East_Berlin was one a day , but since the border was closed on August 13 it has jumped to 25 a day !
[ verb ] enter eagerly into
"He jumped into the game"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
As promptly as Torrio , O_'_Banion jumped into bootlegging .
[ verb ] rise in rank or status
"Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
Used in print(Life BR-C16. Saturday Review, 44:15 (April 15, 1961)...)
Carson_McCullers , after a long , painful illness that might have crushed a less-indomitable soul , has come_back with an absolute gem of a novel which jumped high on best-seller lists even before official publication .
[ verb ] be highly noticeable
Used in print(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
Yet the violent immediacy of the wallpaper strips pasted to the paper , and the only lesser immediacy of block_capitals that simulate window lettering , manage somehow to push the grape cluster back into place on the picture_plane so that it does not `` jump '' .
[ interjection ] interjection
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8286