Translation of jump in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (leap) he jumped from the second floorsaltó del or desde el segundo pisoshe jumped across the ditchcruzó la zanja de un saltohe managed to jump back just in timelogró echarse atrás de un salto justo a tiempothe water is lovely, jump inel agua está deliciosa, tíratethe horse jumped over the gateel caballo saltó la verjathe children were jumping up and down on the bedlos niños saltaban or brincaban sobre la camato jump for joydar saltos or saltar or brincar de alegríadid he jump or was he pushed?¿renunció o lo renunciaron? [humorous]we don't know which way they're going to jumpno se sabe qué van a decidir or [colloquial] para qué lado van a agarrarExample sentences1.2 (move quickly) he jumped up from his seat
se levantó (del asiento) de un saltoI jumped out of bedme levanté (de la cama) de un saltoI'm not going to jump into bed with the first guy I meet [colloquial]no me voy a acostar con el primer tipo que conozca [colloquial]jump in, I'll give you a liftsúbete que te llevoI'll jump off hereme bajo aquíto jump
- But he soon found himself soaked with icy water, after jumping over a fifteen foot wall to reach the narrow riverbank.
- The burglar then jumped 30 feet to freedom out of a window.
- It was a brave decision because he had to jump about 15 feet down into the river in the dark.
atsomethingshe jumped at the offeraceptó la oferta al vuelothey'll jump at the chanceno van a dejar pasar la oportunidadto jump onsomebody/somethingabalanzarseher critics jumped on this remark sobrealguien/algosus críticos se cebaron en esta afirmaciónto jump to one's feetponerse de pie or (in Latin America also) pararse de un saltoto jump to attention (Military)cuadrarsejump to it!
ponerse firme¡hazlo inmediatamente!
- 2 2.1 (change, skip) to jump from one subject to anothersaltar or pasar de un tema al otrothe action jumps forwardla acción da un salto adelante en el tiempoExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (increase, advance suddenly)
- The storyline jumps forward and backward in time in non-linear fragments.
- While the script jumps forward and backwards in time, Rose leaves more unexplained than he should.
- He was talking really fast, jumping from one subject to the next, probably hoping that he would not have to listen to what I had to say.
subir de un golpehe/it jumped to the top of the chartssaltó a los primeros lugares de las listasExample sentences
- Andrew Drury put in a near perfect performance that enabled him to jump a grade by skipping the yellow belt all together and moving up to orange belt.
- But with tears streaming down my face it was easy to jump the dozen places to the front of the taxi queue.
- Chuck was happy that his daughter was smart enough to jump a grade, but at the same time, it disturbed him. She was growing up so fast.
- Fuel prices in Perth are also on the rise, with the average unleaded price jumping from 84.7 cents a litre on Monday to 92.4 cents yesterday.
- On Monday, European oil stocks performed well as the price of oil jumped to its highest level in three months.
- China's coal prices have jumped more than 40 per cent over the past year.
- 4 (be lively) [colloquial]the party's really jumpingla fiesta está muy movida [colloquial]Example sentences
- The place was jumping, yes a little bit over crowded, and slightly pretentious, but that just added to the atmosphere.
- Well get down to the Dooney some night this week, because the place is literally jumping with the best music and craic around.
- The annual regatta fortnight is held over the final week of July and first week of August, a time when the place is jumping with visitors and locals alike.
- 1 1.1 (leap over) (counter/piece)(Games)to jump rope (American English)
comersesaltar a la cuerda or (in Spain also) a la comba or (Colombia) (al) lazo or (Chile) al cordel
brincar la reata (Mexico)Example sentences1.2 (cause to leap)
hacer saltarhe jumps an Arab horsesalta con un caballo árabeExample sentences
- Despite our best efforts, the deer had easily jumped our carefully erected fence.
- Visitors are ignoring numerous written and verbal warnings not to exit the building, and are jumping barriers or opening fire exits to get on to the mountain.
- When she questioned them one of the men punched her in the face, leaving her with a swollen eye and a gash to the forehead, before the pair jumped the barriers and ran off.
- Two riders jumped steady clears to finish ahead of Joanne, but she held on to the third ticket after an agonising wait.
- Fantasia jumped lazily the first time, but cantered after the fence - a sure sign your horse jumped well.
- ‘He was beaten by a very good horse but he jumped well and battled well,’ he said.
- 2 2.1 (spring out of)(rails/tracks)
salirse deExample sentences2.2 (disregard)
saltarsethey jumped a whole paragraphse saltaron or (River Plate area) se saltearon todo un párrafoto jump the lightssaltarse el semáforoto jump the line o (British English) queue
- As I squeezed the trigger, the sound was deafening, the gun jumped uncontrollably in my hands.
- The polygraph needles jumped and the readings scrolled out.
- I see him pointing right at me, the gun jumping in his hands.
pasar el semáforo en rojo
pasarse el alto (Mexico)colarseExample sentences
- During an argument over which settler had the right to jump the land claim of an Indiana lumber company, Coleman shot Dow in the back.
- After Deborah wins Linda's quarter-section from Crook by jumping the claim, she and Eden develop the land and begin extracting manganese from the hill at the center of the property.
- 4 (ambush, attack) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Victim of a seemingly random attack, he was jumped and kicked to a pulp as he made his way home from a 21st birthday celebration.
- Micky Adams is walking down the ramp when suddenly he is jumped from behind by a little guy dressed all in black.
- Just as he was about to break the lock off the carriage door, he was suddenly jumped from behind.
- 5 (American English) [colloquial] 5.1 (catch)(bus/plane)
agarrar [colloquial] or (especially Spain) cogerExample sentences5.2 (without paying fare)he jumped the train
se subió al tren sin pagar
- Money was tight and we had to keep low, so we jumped a freight train to get back to New York.
- I wound up jumping freight trains, going to Texas and not going to school, working in the oil fields, bucking hay, and doing all kinds of stuff.
- Our hero took his chance and legged it, grabbing his coat and case and jumping train miles from home.
- 1 1.1 (leap) it's a big jump from that windowes un buen salto el que hay que dar desde esa ventanashe gave a little jump for joydio un saltito de alegríaI sat up with a jumpme incorporé sobresaltadogo (and) take a running jump! [colloquial]¡vete a freír espárragos! [colloquial]to be/stay one jump aheadthis way, you'll be one jump ahead of the competitionde esta manera le llevarás la delantera a la competenciashe was always one jump ahead of her classmatessiempre estaba adelantada con respecto de sus compañerosshe tried to stay one jump ahead of her pupilstrataba de mantenerse un paso adelante de sus alumnosExample sentences1.2 (fence)
- Both granddad and grandson were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and David had also injured his foot after the jump from the top of the house, but they had made it.
- A virtuoso soubrette dancer noted for her light, springy jumps, strong feet, and sunny disposition, she was a favourite of Ashton's.
- Tournament skiers like David have long exceeded the 100-feet mark for the jump.
- The ‘Blues’ were to win almost every major race in Europe and America, on the flat as well as over the jumps and in harness racing.
- Any horse falling at the trial jump or twice refusing is not allowed to compete.
- The award is aimed at recognising consistently good performances in the major races of the jumps season.
- 2 2.1 (sudden transition)Example sentences2.2 (increase, advance)
- Employers have to rethink the way they treat older workers - a gradual glide into retirement being much better than a sudden jump.
- Of course, I flew from London to Istanbul, so it was a sudden jump from one culture to another, rather than a gradual shift.
- Moreover, the transition between these two regimes is known to be sharp; it is a true discontinuity, a sudden jump rather than a smooth gradation.
- The study blamed rapidly expanding road networks and a sharp increase in flights for the dramatic jump in air, noise and light pollution in the past decade.
- Inflation in the UK took a sudden upward jump last month, rising to an annual rate of 2.6%.
- We just found out the other day that gross domestic product rose 3.8 percent, a huge jump.
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