Definition of jump-up in English:


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  • 1A jump in an upward direction.
  • 1.1An informal Caribbean dance or celebration.
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    • I'd wolfed down a small bowl of cereal early Saturday morning and darted into the city to pick up last-minute Carnival regalia before the Monday jump-up: spray paint, glitter, cosmetics and stockings.
    • St Lucia's carnival was traditionally held in February as a pre-Lenten jump-up.
    • The director added that the two-day jump-up is not the its central thrust as it is more concerned with the development of Carnival.
  • 2Australian informal An escarpment.

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