ADJ. little | running, standing Cats can clear two metres with a standing jump. | high, long, triple | bungee, parachute, ski
VERB + JUMP make She made a jump for the river bank. | take He took a running jump and just managed to clear the stream. | do He's going to do a parachute jump for charity. | give Her heart gave a little jump at his smile.
PREP. in the … ~ Allen won silver in the high jump. | with a ~ I sat up with a jump (= suddenly.). | ~ into (figurative) The new law is a jump into the unknown. | ~ onto
ADJ. big, quantum, sharp | small
VERB + JUMP make Is he good enough to make the jump into Formula One?
PREP. ~ in The sportswear company reports a jump in sales since the Olympics.
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.