There are 2 main definitions of jump off in English:

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jump off 1

(Of a military campaign) begin: the air-attack phase will continue before the ground attack jumps off
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  • The attack jumped off at Honnef, 10 April.
  • The First Infantry Division attack jumped off at 0600.
  • The mines were cleared without casualty, and the Marine assault jumped off at 1000.
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There are 2 main definitions of jump off in English:

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jump-off 2

Pronunciation: /ˈjəm ˌpäf/

noun

A deciding round in a show-jumping competition.
Example sentences
  • Out of the starting field, only six horse-and-rider combinations went clear in the first round to qualify for the jump-off.
  • One penalty point separated gold medalists Germany from Switzerland in the equestrian team showjumping, while Brazil beat France in a jump-off for the bronze.
  • In the jump-off, riders compete against the clock, as well as the course.

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