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  • n  a sudden and decisive increase
    a jump in attendance
  • n  an abrupt transition
  • n  (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
  • n  a sudden involuntary movement
  • n  descent with a parachute
  • n  the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    he advanced in a series of jumps
    the jumping was unexpected
  • v  move forward by leaps and bounds
    Can you jump over the fence?
  • v  move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
  • v  make a sudden physical attack on
    The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat
  • v  increase suddenly and significantly
    Prices jumped overnight
  • v  be highly noticeable
  • v  enter eagerly into
    He jumped into the game
  • v  rise in rank or status
    Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list
  • v  jump down from an elevated point
    the parachutist didn't want to jump
    every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
  • v  run off or leave the rails
  • v  jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
  • v  cause to jump or leap
    the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop
  • v  start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
  • v  bypass
  • v  pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
    jump to a conclusion
    jump from one thing to another
  • v  go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

  • This morning the Department of Commerce reported (PDF) that housing starts jumped 22% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 583,000.
  • High JumpCroatiaAge: 24 The current world champion in high jump.
  • Ever since the Greeks, athletes have been trying to see how far and high they can jump.
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  • President Bush in AHN
    Washington, DC (AHN) -- President George Bush said on Friday that players and owners "must take the Mitchell Report seriously" but that "it's best that all of us not jump to any conclusions on individual players named."
  • Barack Obama in Canada.com
    We'll be working out the details in the weeks ahead, but it will be a two-year, nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy,Obama said.
  • Lindsey Graham in Reuters South Africa
    I think it goes along the lines that now is the time to lower tax rates for investors, capital gains tax, dividend tax rates, to make sure that we can get the economy jump-started,said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

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