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jump/leap off the page

Definition of jump/leap off the page

of writing, a picture, etc.

  1. :  to be very noticeable, interesting, exciting, etc. <The characters are so real that they jump/leap off the page.>



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

leapplay
  1. :  to spring free from or as if from the ground :  jump

    :  to pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

    :  to act precipitately

  1. :  an act of leaping :  spring, bound

    :  a place leaped over or from

    :  the distance covered by a leap

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

pageplay
  1. :  a youth being trained for the medieval rank of knight and in the personal service of a knight

    :  a youth attendant on a person of rank especially in the medieval period

    :  a boy serving as an honorary attendant at a formal function (as a wedding)

  1. :  to wait on or serve in the capacity of a page

    :  to summon by repeatedly calling out the name of

    :  to send a message to via a pager

  1. :  one of the leaves of a publication or manuscript

    :  a single side of one of these leaves

    :  the material printed or written on a page

  1. :  to number or mark the pages of


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