1 leap, bound, spring, pounce, hurdle, vault, hop, skip; caper, cavort, gambol:
Jack, jump over the candlestick! Lambs were jumping about in the meadow
2 start, jerk, wince, flinch, recoil:
The sudden noise made me jump.
3 Sometimes, jump over. skip (over), omit, pass over or by, bypass, avoid, leave out, ignore, disregard, overlook, gloss over:
Jump the boring parts and read me the sexy bits.
4 pass, move, leap, skip:
She jumped from one subject to another so quickly that I couldn't keep track
5 advance, increase, rise, gain, surge, escalate:
The cost of living jumped again this month, causing fear of inflation.
6 jump at. accept, grab, snatch, swoop up, leap at, pounce on:
Most people would jump at the chance to better themselves.
7 jump on. attack, swoop down on or upon; reprimand, rebuke:
She jumps on anyone who suggests that she used influence to get her job.
8 leap, bound, spring, pounce, hurdle, vault, hop, skip:
With one jump the cheetah was upon the gazelle.
9 rise, increase, boost, hike, advance, gain, surge, escalation, upsurge, increment, elevation:
A jump in the Retail Price Index drove share prices lower again yesterday
10 barricade, obstacle, hurdle, fence, rail, obstruction:
My horse cleared the first jump easily.
11 start, jerk, spasm, twitch, recoil, lurch, jolt:
When they called his name, he gave a little jump.
12 break, gap, hiatus, lacuna, space, hole, breach, rift, interruption:
There's a jump in continuity at the end of the fourth chapter.
little | running, standing
Cats can clear two metres with a standing jump.
| high, long, triple | bungee, parachute, ski
VERB + JUMP
She made a jump for the river bank.
He took a running jump and just managed to clear the stream.
He's going to do a parachute jump for charity.
Her heart gave a little jump at his smile.
in the … ~
Allen won silver in the high jump.
| with a ~
I sat up with a jump (= suddenly.).
| ~ into
(figurative) The new law is a jump into the unknown.
| ~ onto
big, quantum, sharp | small
VERB + JUMP
Is he good enough to make the jump into Formula One?
The sportswear company reports a jump in sales since the Olympics.
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