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jump

Pronunciation: /dʒʌmp/

Translation of jump in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (leap) saltar he jumped from the second floor saltó del or desde el segundo piso she jumped across the ditch cruzó la zanja de un salto he managed to jump back just in time logró echarse atrás de un salto justo a tiempo the water is lovely, jump in el agua está deliciosa, tírate the horse jumped over the gate el caballo saltó la verja the children were jumping up and down on the bed los niños saltaban or brincaban sobre la cama to jump for joy dar* saltos or saltar or brincar* de alegría did he jump or was he pushed? ¿renunció o lo renunciaron? [humorous/humorístico] we don't know which way they're going to jump no se sabe qué van a decidir or [colloquial/familiar] para qué lado van a agarrar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (move quickly) he jumped up from his seat se levantó (del asiento) de un salto I jumped out of bed me levanté (de la cama) de un salto I'm not going to jump into bed with the first guy I meet [colloquial/familiar] no me voy a acostar con el primer tipo que conozca [colloquial/familiar] jump in, I'll give you a lift súbete que te llevo I'll jump off here me bajo aquíto jump at sth she jumped at the offer aceptó la oferta al vuelo they'll jump at the chance no van a dejar pasar la oportunidad to jump on sb/sth abalanzarse* sobre algn/algo her critics jumped on this remark sus críticos se cebaron en esta afirmación to jump to one's feet ponerse* de pie or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) pararse de un salto to jump to attention [Military/Militar] cuadrarse, ponerse* firme jump to it! ¡hazlo inmediatamente!
  • 2 2.1 (change, skip) saltar, pasar to jump from one subject to another saltar or pasar de un tema al otro the action jumps forward la acción da un salto adelante en el tiempo 2.2 (increase, advance suddenly) subir de un golpe he/it jumped to the top of the charts saltó a los primeros lugares de las listas
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example 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.
  • 3 3.1 (jerk) saltar 3.2 (in alarm) sobresaltarse you made me jump! ¡qué susto me diste!
    Example sentences
    • The man, surprised by this sudden movement jumped, and screamed.
    • We all jumped, surprised that she was even paying attention.
    • Whenever something fell or moved, she'd jump in surprise.
  • 4 (be lively) [colloquial/familiar] the party's really jumping la fiesta está muy movida [colloquial/familiar]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (leap over) [stream/hurdle] saltar, brincar* (Mexico/México) [counter/piece] [Games/Juegos] comerse to jump rope (American English/inglés norteamericano) saltar a la cuerda or (in Spain also/en España también) a la comba or (Colombia) (al) lazo or (Chile) al cordel, brincar* la reata (Mexico/México) 1.2 (cause to leap) hacer* saltar he jumps an Arab horse salta con un caballo árabe
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example 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.
  • 2 2.1 (spring out of) [rails/tracks] salirse* de 2.2 (disregard) saltarse they jumped a whole paragraph se saltaron or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) se saltearon todo un párrafo to jump the lights saltarse el semáforo, pasar el semáforo en rojo, pasarse el alto (Mexico/México) to jump the line o (British English/inglés británico) queue colarse*
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (run away) [colloquial/familiar] to jump bail huir* estando en libertad bajo fianza to jump ship desertar
  • 4 (ambush, attack) [colloquial/familiar] asaltar, atacar*
    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/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] 5.1 (catch) [bus/plane] agarrar [colloquial/familiar] or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* 5.2 (without paying fare) he jumped the train se subió al tren sin pagar
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (leap) salto (masculine) it's a big jump from that window es un buen salto el que hay que dar desde esa ventana she gave a little jump for joy dio un saltito de alegría I sat up with a jump me incorporé sobresaltado go (and) take a running jump! [colloquial/familiar] ¡vete a freír espárragos! [colloquial/familiar] to be/stay one jump ahead this way, you'll be one jump ahead of the competition de esta manera le llevarás la delantera a la competencia she was always one jump ahead of her classmates siempre estaba adelantada con respecto de sus compañeros she tried to stay one jump ahead of her pupils trataba de mantenerse un paso adelante de sus alumnos 1.2 (fence) valla (feminine), obstáculo (masculine)

Phrasal verbs

jump around

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
brincar*, dar* brincos or saltos stop jumping around ¡estate quieto!

jump down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
bajarse de un salto

jump off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (in showjumping) desempatar 1.2 (get started) (American English/inglés norteamericano) arrancar*

jump out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (from plane) tirarse 1.2 (from car) bajarse 1.3 (be striking) llamar or atraer* la atención

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