jump

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jump is part of the Basic English 850.
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jump is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
jump

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Plain form
jump

Third-person singular
jumps

Past tense
jumped

Past participle
jumped

Present participle
jumping

  1. (intransitive) If you jump, you leave the ground completely.
    He jumped for joy.
    She jumped to her death from the bridge.
  2. (transitive) If you jump something, you fly over it.
    The children jumped the water to get to the other side.
  3. (transitive) If you jump something, you make it leave the ground.
    He loved jumping his bicycle.
  4. (intransitive) If you jump, you move suddenly because you are surprised.
    I scared her and she jumped.
  5. (transitive) If you jumpstart a car, you use the battery power from another car.
    We used his car to jump ours.

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Noun[change]

Singular
jump

Plural
jumps

  1. Movement totally into the air.
    The car did a jump.’’
  2. A ramp used to jump.
    He went off the jump at full speed.
  3. A jolt or shock used to start a car.
    He used his car to give me a jump.
  4. A sudden movement of surprise.
    It seems I surprised her, because she gave a little jump.

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