(noun.) the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump.
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(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jump
(p. a. & vb. n.) of Jump, to leap.
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If you dream of jumping over any object, you will succeed in every endeavor; but if you jump and fall back, disagreeable affairs will render life almost intolerable. To jump down from a wall, denotes reckless speculations and disappointment in love.
To dream of a jumping-jack, denotes that idleness and trivial pastimes will occupy your thoughts to the exclusion of serious and sustaining plans.
- His heart awoke from its apathy to a warm excitement, and, jumping to his feet, he said aloud, I knew she was sure to come. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Very true, said Napier, suddenly jumping up; and, having wiped his eyes with the back of his hand, he began briskly to make fierce love to me. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Malone took a direct course through them, jumping hedge and wall. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Halliday turned objectionable, and I only just saved myself from jumping in his stomach, in a real old-fashioned row. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- They will be jumping about like cats on hot bricks shortly! Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- His position may be compared to that of a man considering jumping across a ditch. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Edison was off in a minute, jumping and laughing, and declaring it a most beautiful accident. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Grandfer Cantle exclaimed, jumping up and hastening to the door. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- He returned carrying his jumping-shoes, which are provided, as you are aware, with several sharp spikes. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Lady St. Simon said something about 'jumping a claim. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- There are no marks of any one jumping down upon the other side. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Jumping on a stool she got close to his elbow and said with her whole soul melted into tender alarm-- Can you lean on me, dear? George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- No use; nothing but queer chairs danced before his eyes, kicking up their legs, jumping over each other's backs, and playing all kinds of antics. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Ah, run avay,' said Mr. Weller, jumping up on the box. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Jumping from planes without parachutes, Agustín said, and his eyes shone. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.