bungee jump

bungee jumped; bungee jumping; bungee jumps

Definition of bungee jump

intransitive verb

: to jump from a height while attached to an elasticized cord

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Other Words from bungee jump

bungee jumper noun

Examples of bungee jump in a Sentence

A few people were bungee jumping off the bridge while a crowd of people looked on.

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The world’s first commercial bungee jump was invented near Queenstown, at the Kawarau River, by AJ Hackett, and the adventure capital of the world doesn’t disappoint. Liz Carlson, Outside Online, "8 Can't-Miss New Zealand Adventures," 24 June 2019 While that remains a goal for Snap this year, Gorman's next personal adventure will be bungee jumping off a bridge in New Zealand. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "CNN Business exclusive: Snapchat is betting on this former Amazon exec to attract Gen Z users," 17 June 2019 Visitors can also rent a boat on the river, go zip lining, or bungee jump from a nearby platform. Adrienne Jordan, National Geographic, "7 sky-high dining experiences around the world," 25 Apr. 2019 The boat show will also feature dozens of seminars and exhibits, including fishing demonstrations at a 4,000-gallon aquarium filled with live bass, as well as a kids' play area where children can bungee jump, fish and play on inflatable slides. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Boat show billed as largest in Texas sailing into Houston this week," 11 June 2019 The Sky Tower itself has an observatory deck for bonkers views of the city and Pacific ocean, and adrenaline junkies can strap in and walk along an outside ledge or bungee jump (!) off the tallest manmade structure in the country. Andrea Bartz, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Auckland, New Zealand," 11 Feb. 2019 Not everyone can have as crazy a study abroad experience, but that doesn't mean our last-minute weekend trips to Oktoberfest and bungee jumping excursions in Australia weren't just as memorable. Condé Nast Traveler, "What We Would've Done Differently on Study Abroad: Women Who Travel Podcast," 17 Sep. 2018 Older kids can rock climb, hop on a roller coaster, or even bungee jump. BostonGlobe.com, "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 15 June 2018 The countries are teeming with adventurers of all ages, sizes, and nationalities who come to hike, bike, scuba dive, skydive, bungee jump, paraglide, parasail, zip line, or otherwise test their fitness, nerve, and dexterity. Rick Warner, BostonGlobe.com, "Trying out all the adventures Australia and New Zealand have to offer," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of bungee jump

1986, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bungee jump

: to jump from a very high place while you are attached to a strong, long rope that stretches and that keeps you from hitting the ground

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