jump

Definition of jump

Pronunciation: jŭmt; 215
n.1.A kind of loose jacket for men.
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. jumped (jŭmt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. jumping.]
1.To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.
Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square.
- Shak.
2.To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt.
A flock of geese jump down together.
- Dryden.
3.To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; - followed by with.
To jump at
to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a chance.
v. t.1.To pass over by means of a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.
2.To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.
3.To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
To jump a body with a dangerous physic.
- Shak.
4.(Smithwork) To join by a butt weld.
5.(Quarrying) To bore with a jumper.
To jump a claim
to enter upon and take possession of land to which another has acquired a claim by prior entry and occupation.
To jump one's bail
to abscond while at liberty under bail bonds.
To jump the gun
to begin to run (in a footrace) before the starting gun has fired; hence, (fig.) to begin any activity before the designated starting time.
n.1.The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
2.An effort; an attempt; a venture.
Our fortune lies
Upon thisjump.
- Shak.
3.The space traversed by a leap.
4.(Mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
5.(Arch.) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
6.A jump-start; as, to get a jump from a passing mmotorist.
From the jump
from the start or beginning.
Jump joint
a - A butt joint
b - A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels.
Jump seat
a - A movable carriage seat
b - A carriage constructed with a seat which may be shifted so as to make room for second or extra seat. Also used adjectively; as, a jump-seat wagon.
a.1.Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.
adv.1.Exactly; pat.
n.1.same as jump-start, n..
v. t.1.same as jump-start, v. t..

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