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noun [countable] jump pronunciation in British English /dʒʌmp/
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  1. 1
    a movement in which you jump off the ground
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    1. a.
      a movement in which you jump from a high place
      a parachute/bungee jump
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    2. b.
      the distance that you travel when you jump in a competition
      She won with a jump of 6.96 metres.
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  2. 2
    a sudden movement that you make when you get a shock
    Sylvia woke with a jump.
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  3. 4
    a sudden increase
    jump in: There has been a 25% jump in profits.
  4. 5
    a big difference or change
    There’s a big jump from Grade Two to Grade Four.



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