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jump ship

Definition of jump ship

  1. 1 :  to leave a ship without the captain's permission <He planned to jump ship at the next port.>

  2. 2 :  to suddenly or unexpectedly leave a group, team, etc. <She jumped ship when the competition offered her a better job.>



Word by Word Definitions

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

shipplay
  1. :  a large seagoing vessel

    :  a sailing vessel having a bowsprit and usually three masts each composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast

    :  boat

  1. :  to place or receive on board a ship for transportation by water

    :  to cause to be transported

    :  to provide with a ship


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