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jump verb

1 move off the ground

ADV. suddenly | about, around, back, down, in, off, out, up, up and down He was jumping up and down with excitement.

VERB + JUMP try to He tried to jump back on board.

PREP. from He had to jump from a first floor window. | into, off, on Stop jumping on the furniture! | onto She jumped up onto the table. | out of, over Can you jump over that fence? | through

2 make a sudden movement because of surprise/fear

ADV. almost, nearly He almost jumped in surprise.

VERB + JUMP make sb He crept up behind me and made me jump.

PHRASES jump out of your skin (figurative) I nearly jumped out of my skin when he told me.