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Jerk vs. Jump — What's the Difference?

Jerk vs. Jump — What's the Difference?

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Jerk

To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
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Jump

To propel oneself upward or over a distance in single quick motion or series of such motions.
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Jerk

To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion.
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Jump

To move suddenly and in one motion
Jumped out of bed.
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Jerk

To utter abruptly or sharply
Jerked out the answer.
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Jump

To move involuntarily, as in surprise
Jumped when the phone rang.
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Jerk

To make and serve (ice-cream sodas, for example) at a soda fountain.
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Jump

To parachute from an aircraft.
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Jerk

(Sports) To press (a weight) overhead from shoulder height in a quick motion.
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Jump

(Informal) To act quickly; hustle
Jump when I give you an order.
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Jerk

To move in sudden abrupt motions; jolt
The train jerked forward.
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Jump

To take prompt advantage; respond quickly
Jump at a bargain.
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Jerk

To make spasmodic motions
My legs jerked from fatigue.
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Jump

To enter eagerly into an activity; plunge
Jumped into the race for the nomination.
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Jerk

To cut (meat) into long strips and dry in the sun or cure by exposing to smoke.
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Jump

To begin or start. Often used with off
The project jumped off with great enthusiasm.
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Jerk

A sudden abrupt motion, such as a yank or twist.
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Jump

To form an opinion or judgment hastily
Jump to conclusions.
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Jerk

A jolting or lurching motion.
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Jump

To make a sudden verbal attack; lash out
Jumped at me for being late.
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Jerk

(Physiology) A sudden reflexive or spasmodic muscular movement.
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Jump

To undergo a sudden and pronounced increase
Prices jumped in October.
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Jerk

Jerks Involuntary convulsive twitching often resulting from excitement. Often used with the.
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Jump

To rise suddenly in position or rank
Jumped over two others with more seniority.
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Jerk

(Slang) A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.
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Jump

To change discontinuously or after a short period
Jumps from one subject to another.
Jumped from one job to another.
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Jerk

(Sports) A lift in which the weight is heaved overhead from shoulder height with a quick motion.
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Jump

To be displaced by a sudden jerk
The phonograph needle jumped.
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Jerk

Being or relating to a method of barbecuing meat that has been seasoned and wrapped in leaves of the allspice tree
Jerk chicken.
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Jump

To be displaced vertically or laterally because of improper alignment
The film jumped during projection.
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Jerk

A sudden, often uncontrolled movement, especially of the body.
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Jump

(Computers) To move from one set of instructions in a program to another out of sequence.
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Jerk

A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good jerk!
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Jump

To move over an opponent's playing piece in a board game.
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Jerk

A person with unlikable or obnoxious qualities and behavior, typically mean, self-centered, or disagreeable.
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Jump

To make a jump bid in bridge.
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Jerk

A dull or stupid person.
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Jump

(Slang) To be lively; bustle
A disco that really jumps.
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Jerk

The rate of change in acceleration with respect to time.
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Jump

To leap over or across
Jump a fence.
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Jerk

(obsolete) A soda jerk.
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Jump

To leap onto
Jump a bus.
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Jerk

(weightlifting) A lift in which the weight is taken with a quick motion from shoulder height to a position above the head with arms fully extended and held there for a brief time.
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Jump

(Slang) To spring upon in sudden attack; assault or ambush
Muggers jumped him in the park.
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Jerk

A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade.
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Jump

To move or start prematurely before
Jumped the starting signal.
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Jerk

Meat (or sometimes vegetables) cured by jerking, in which it is coated in spices and slow-cooked over a fire or grill traditionally composed of green pimento wood positioned over burning coals; charqui.
Jerk chicken is a local favorite.
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Jump

To cause to leap
Jump a horse over a fence.
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Jerk

(intransitive) To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.
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Jump

To cause to increase suddenly
Shortages that jumped milk prices by several cents.
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Jerk

(transitive) To give a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
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Jump

To pass over; skip
The typewriter jumped a space.
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Jerk

To masturbate.
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Jump

To raise in rank or position; promote.
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Jerk

(obsolete) To beat, to hit.
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Jump

To move a piece over (an opponent's piece) in a board game, often thereby capturing the opponent's piece.
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Jerk

(obsolete) To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand.
To jerk a stone
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Jump

To raise (a partner's bid) in bridge by more than is necessary.
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Jerk

To lift using a jerk.
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Jump

To jump-start (a motor vehicle).
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Jerk

(obsolete) To flout with contempt.
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Jump

To leave (a course), especially through mishap
The train jumped the rails.
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Jerk

To cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.
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Jump

To leave hastily; skip
Jumped town a step ahead of the police.
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Jerk

To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, to jerk beef. See Charqui.
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Jump

To leave (an organization, for example) suddenly or in violation of an agreement
Jumped the team and signed with a rival club.
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Jerk

To beat; to strike.
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Jump

To seize or occupy illegally
Jump a mining claim.
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Jerk

To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.
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Jump

Vulgar Slang To have sexual intercourse with.
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Jerk

To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
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Jump

The act of jumping; a leap.
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Jerk

To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
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Jump

The distance covered by a jump
A jump of seven feet.
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Jerk

To flout with contempt.
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Jump

An obstacle or span to be jumped.
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Jerk

A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
His jade gave him a jerk.
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Jump

A structure or course from which a jump is made
Built a jump out of snow.
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Jerk

A sudden start or spring.
Lobsters . . . swim backwards by jerks or springs.
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Jump

A descent from an aircraft by parachute.
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Jerk

Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called physical jerks.
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Jump

(Sports) Any of several track-and-field events in which contestants jump.
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Jerk

A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person.
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Jump

An initial competitive advantage; a head start
Got the jump on the other newspapers.
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Jerk

The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from press in that the motion in a jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean and jerk of two hundred pounds.
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Jump

Energy or quickness
"We got off to a slow start. We didn't have any jump, and when we did get things going, we were too far behind" (John LeClair).
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Jerk

A dull stupid fatuous person
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Jump

A sudden pronounced rise, as in price or salary.
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Jerk

An abrupt spasmodic movement
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Jump

An impressive promotion.
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Jerk

(mechanics) the rate of change of velocity
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Jump

A step or level
Managed to stay a jump ahead.
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Jerk

A sudden abrupt pull
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Jump

A sudden or major transition, as from one career or subject to another.
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Jerk

Pull, or move with a sudden movement;
He turned the handle and jerked the door open
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Jump

A short trip.
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Jerk

Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions;
The patient's legs were jerkings
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Jump

One in a series of moves and stopovers, as with a circus or road show.
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Jerk

Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion;
His face is twitching
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Jump

(Games) A move in a board game over an opponent's piece.
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Jerk

Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched;
The yung filly bucked
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Jump

(Computers) A movement from one set of instructions to another.
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Jerk

Throw or toss with a quick motion;
Flick a piece of paper across the table
Jerk his head
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Jump

An involuntary nervous movement; a start.
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Jump

Jumps A condition of nervousness. Often used with the.
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Jump

A jump-start of a motor vehicle.
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Jump

Vulgar Slang An act of sexual intercourse.
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Jump

(intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward, downward and/or in any horizontal direction such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
The boy jumped over a fence.
Kangaroos are known for their ability to jump high.
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Jump

(intransitive) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
She is going to jump from the diving board.
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Jump

(transitive) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap.
To jump a stream
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Jump

(intransitive) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
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Jump

(intransitive) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
The sudden sharp sound made me jump.
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Jump

To increase sharply, to rise, to shoot up.
Share prices jumped by 10% after the company announced record profits.
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Jump

(intransitive) To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop.
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Jump

(transitive) To move to a position (in a queue/line) that is further forward.
I hate it when people jump the queue.
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Jump

(transitive) To attack suddenly and violently.
The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.
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Jump

To engage in sexual intercourse with (a person).
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Jump

(transitive) To cause to jump.
The rider jumped the horse over the fence.
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Jump

(transitive) To move the distance between two opposing subjects.
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Jump

(transitive) To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it.
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Jump

To increase speed aggressively and without warning.
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Jump

To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
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Jump

To join by a buttweld.
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Jump

To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
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Jump

(quarrying) To bore with a jumper.
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Jump

To jump-start a car or other vehicle with a dead battery, as with jumper cables.
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Jump

(obsolete) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; followed by with.
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Jump

To start executing code from a different location, rather than following the program counter.
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Jump

To flee; to make one's escape.
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Jump

The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
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Jump

An effort; an attempt; a venture.
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Jump

(mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
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Jump

(architecture) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
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Jump

An instance of propelling oneself upwards.
The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane.
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Jump

An object which causes one to jump; a ramp.
The skier flew off the jump and landed perfectly.
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Jump

An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
There were a couple of jumps from the bridge.
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Jump

An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
She was terrified before the jump, but was thrilled to be skydiving.
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Jump

An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
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Jump

A jumping move in a board game.
The knight's jump in chess
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Jump

A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) used to make a video game character jump (propel itself upwards).
Press jump to start.
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Jump

An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.
Heartless managed the scale the first jump but fell over the second.
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Jump

(with on) An early start or an advantage.
He got a jump on the day because he had laid out everything the night before.
Their research department gave them the jump on the competition.
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Jump

(mathematics) A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.
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Jump

An abrupt increase in the height of the surface of a flowing liquid at the location where the flow transitions from supercritical to subcritical, involving an abrupt reduction in flow speed and increase in turbulence.
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Jump

(science fiction) An instance of faster-than-light travel, not observable from ordinary space.
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Jump

(programming) A change of the path of execution to a different location.
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Jump

(film) jump cut
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Jump

(theatre) one-night stand
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Jump

A kind of loose jacket for men.
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Jump

(obsolete) Exactly; precisely
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Jump

(obsolete) Exact; matched; fitting; precise.
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Jump

A kind of loose jacket for men.
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Jump

The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
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Jump

An effort; an attempt; a venture.
Our fortune liesUpon thisjump.
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Jump

The space traversed by a leap.
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Jump

A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
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Jump

An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
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Jump

A jump-start; as, to get a jump from a passing mmotorist.
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Jump

To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.
Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square.
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Jump

To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt.
A flock of geese jump down together.
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Jump

To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; - followed by with.
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Jump

To pass over by means of a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.
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Jump

To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.
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Jump

To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
To jump a body with a dangerous physic.
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Jump

To join by a butt weld.
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Jump

To bore with a jumper.
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Jump

Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.
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Jump

Exactly; pat.
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Jump

A sudden and decisive increase;
A jump in attendance
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Jump

An abrupt transition;
A successful leap from college to the major leagues
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Jump

(film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
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Jump

A sudden involuntary movement;
He awoke with a start
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Jump

Descent with a parachute;
He had done a lot of parachuting in the army
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Jump

The act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground;
He advanced in a series of jumps
The jumping was unexpected
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Jump

Move forward by leaps and bounds;
The horse bounded across the meadow
The child leapt across the puddle
Can you jump over the fence?
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Jump

Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm;
She startled when I walked into the room
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Jump

Make a sudden physical attack on;
The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat
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Jump

Increase suddenly and significantly;
Prices jumped overnight
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Jump

Be highly noticeable
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Jump

Enter eagerly into;
He jumped into the game
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Jump

Rise in rank or status;
Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list
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Jump

Run off or leave the rails;
The train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks
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Jump

Jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
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Jump

Cause to jump or leap;
The trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop
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Jump

Start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car's battery
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Jump

Bypass;
He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible
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Jump

Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another;
Leap into fame
Jump to a conclusion
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Jump

Go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
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