hop, skip, and jump

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hop, skip, and jump

:a short distance

Examples of hop, skip, and jump in a Sentence

  1. it looked like only a hop, skip, and jump on the map, but the drive took six hours

First Known Use of hop, skip, and jump

1760

hop, skip, and jump Synonyms


hop, step, and jump

noun

Definition of hop, step, and jump

First Known Use of hop, step, and jump

1858


a hop, skip, and (a) jump

noun phrase

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

informal
:a short distance
  • Her house is just a hop, skip, and jump from mine.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to make a quick trip especially by air

  3. : to set about doing something

  1. : a short brisk leap especially on one leg

  2. : bounce, rebound

  3. : 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

  2. : 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

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

  2. : to bound off one point after another : ricochet

  3. : to leave hurriedly or secretly

  1. : a light bounding step

  2. : a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

  3. : an act of omission or the thing omitted

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

  2. : skipper:2

  1. : to act as skipper of

jump play
  1. : to spring into the air : leap

  2. : to move suddenly or involuntarily : start

  3. : to move energetically : hustle

  1. : an act of jumping : leap

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

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

  1. : exactly, pat


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