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noun [countable] jump pronunciation in American English /dʒʌmp/
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  1. 1
    a movement in which you jump off the ground
    1. a.
      a movement in which you jump from a high place

      a parachute/bungee jump

    2. b.
      the distance that you travel when you jump in a competition

      She won with a jump of 6.96 meters.

  2. 2
    a sudden movement that you make when you get a shock

    Sylvia woke with a jump.

  3. 3
    a sudden increase
    jump in:

    There has been a 25% jump in profits.

    There has been another sharp jump in property prices.

  4. 4
    a big difference or change

    There’s a big jump from Grade Two to Grade Four.

    an actor who made the jump from theater to television

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