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