"jumps" in the noun sense
1. jump, leap
a sudden and decisive increase
"a jump in attendance"
2. leap, jump, saltation
an abrupt transition
"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
4. startle, jump, start
a sudden involuntary movement
"he awoke with a start"
5. jump, parachuting
descent with a parachute
"he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
6. jump, jumping
the act of jumping propelling yourself off the ground
"he advanced in a series of jumps"
"the jumping was unexpected"
"jumps" in the verb sense
1. jump, leap, bound, spring
move forward by leaps and bounds
"The horse bounded across the meadow"
"The child leapt across the puddle"
"Can you jump over the fence?"
2. startle, jump, start
move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
"She startled when I walked into the room"
make a sudden physical attack on
"The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
increase suddenly and significantly
"Prices jumped overnight"
5. leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick out
be highly noticeable
enter eagerly into
"He jumped into the game"
7. rise, jump, climb up
rise in rank or status
"Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
8. jump, leap, jump off
jump down from an elevated point
"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"
9. derail, jump
run off or leave the rails
"the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
10. chute, parachute, jump
jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
11. jump, leap
cause to jump or leap
"the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
12. jumpstart, jump-start, jump
start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
13. jump, pass over, skip, skip over
"He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
14. leap, jump
pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
"leap into fame"
"jump to a conclusion"
"jump from one thing to another"
15. alternate, jump
go back and forth swing back and forth between two states or conditions
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