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a hop, skip, and (a) jump

Definition of a hop, skip, and (a) jump

informal

  1. :  a short distance <Her house is just a hop, skip, and jump from mine.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move by a quick springy leap or in a series of leaps

    :  to move as if by hopping

    :  to make a quick trip especially by air

  1. :  a short brisk leap especially on one leg

    :  bounce, rebound

    :  dance

  1. :  the ripe dried pistillate catkins of a perennial north-temperate zone twining vine (Humulus lupulus) of the hemp family used especially to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors

    :  the vine from which hops are obtained having 3- to 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in glandular cone-shaped catkins

  1. :  to flavor with hops

skipplay
  1. :  to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip

    :  to bound off one point after another :  ricochet

    :  to leave hurriedly or secretly

  1. :  a light bounding step

    :  a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

    :  an act of omission or the thing omitted

  1. :  the captain of a side in a game (as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action

    :  skipper

  1. :  to act as skipper of

jumpplay
  1. :  to spring into the air :  leap

    :  to spring free from the ground or other base by the muscular action of feet and legs

    :  to move suddenly or involuntarily :  start

  1. :  exactly, pat

  1. :  an act of jumping :  leap

    :  any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound

    :  a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air


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