1. [ verb ] move forward by leaps and bounds
Synonyms: leap spring bound

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

Related terms: move bounce hop burst bounce caper saltate pronk ski_jump vault leapfrog curvet vault galumph capriole hop leap_out hop_on leap bounder leap
2. [ verb ] move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
Synonyms: start startle

"She startled when I walked into the room"

Related terms: move shy boggle rear_back startle
3. [ verb ] (criminal law) make a sudden physical attack on

"The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"

Related terms: assail
4. [ verb ] increase suddenly and significantly

"Prices jumped overnight"

Related terms: rise wax
5. [ verb ] enter eagerly into

"He jumped into the game"

Related terms: enter
6. [ verb ] rise in rank or status
Synonyms: rise climb_up

"Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"

Related terms: change leap
7. [ verb ] be highly noticeable
Synonyms: stand_out jump_out stick_out leap_out
Related terms: look
8. [ verb ] cause to jump or leap
Synonyms: leap

"the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"

Related terms: leap
9. [ verb ] (transportation) run off or leave the rails
Synonyms: run_off_the_rails derail

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

Related terms: travel derailment
10. [ noun ] (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
Related terms: transition leap
11. [ verb ] pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
Synonyms: leap

"leap into fame" "jump to a conclusion"

Related terms: switch
12. [ verb ] bypass
Synonyms: skip pass_over skip_over

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

Related terms: neglect
13. [ noun ] an abrupt transition
Synonyms: leap saltation

"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

Related terms: transition quantum_jump rise
14. [ noun ] descent with a parachute
Synonyms: parachuting

"he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"

Related terms: descent sky-diving skydiving sky_dive
15. [ noun ] a sudden and decisive increase
Synonyms: leap

"a jump in attendance"

Related terms: increase quantum_jump
16. [ verb ] start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car's battery
Synonyms: jump-start jumpstart
Related terms: start
17. [ verb ] go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
Synonyms: alternate
Related terms: change alternation
18. [ noun ] (biology,medicine) a sudden involuntary movement
Synonyms: start startle

: "he awoke with a start"

Related terms: reflex startle_response startle_reflex wince startle
19. [ noun ] (sport) a movement in dancing or figure skating during which the skater or dancer is airborne
Related terms: maneuver figure toe_jump edge_jump
20. [ verb ] drop from an airplane and descend with a parachute
Synonyms: parachute sky_dive
Related terms: dive sky_dive parachutist descend glide
21. [ interjection ] interjection
Synonyms: up
22. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8286
23. [ noun ] the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
Synonyms: jumping

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

Related terms: propulsion leap jumping_up_and_down hop vault capriole header
Similar spelling:   jumpy