jumping


jumping
jump jump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {jumped} (j[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {jumping}.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen, jumpen.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. ``The jumping chariots.'' --Nahum iii. 2. [1913 Webster]

A flock of geese jump down together. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with. ``It jumps with my humor.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.