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.
Recent Examples on the Web In the video, Walkington explains how to calculate the number of rubber bands needed to give Barbie the biggest bungee jump without hitting the floor. Dallas News, "COVID-19 pushes parents online for STEM resources," 23 June 2020 The twin-turbo setup, on the other hand, operates sequentially so that the smaller turbo hits full boost somewhere around 2500 rpm, and at 4500 rpm the big mutha clobbers your body like a bungee jump gone wrong. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Comparison Test: 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo Takes On the Best Sports Cars of the Early 1990s," 12 May 2020 The town is famous for its heart-pounding thrills — zip line rides and paraglide flights and bungee jumps — but also for its therapeutic post-adventure options in the form of muscle-soothing thermal baths, saunas and indigenous herbal teas. Shannon Sims, New York Times, "A Giant Swing. Jungle Screaming. Ice Plunges. You’ll Love It.," 5 Feb. 2020 Event features also will include a train, bungee jump, photo booth, face painting, bounce houses, an obstacle course and a sports challenge. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "What you need to know about Friendswood holiday events," 29 Nov. 2019 He was seen running out of the tunnel and preparing to do his signature bungee jump from the top of the stadium onto the field - while dressed in the costume - before the kickoff. Fox News, "Jaguars troll Jets quarterback Sam Darnold with mascot's ghost outfit, 'Ghostbusters' theme song," 28 Oct. 2019 The turmoil, as Luke brings up multiple times throughout the episode, begins with Hannah’s naked bungee jumping date with season 15 middle-runner Garrett Powell. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "The Bachelorette Started Planting The Luke Slut-Shaming Seeds This Week," 25 June 2019 There is no way Hannah went bungee jumping naked with Garrett. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Luke P. Survives Another Week on The Bachelorette As Hannah Tells Him, 'You Don’t Own Me'," 24 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of bungee jump

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Bungee jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungee%20jump. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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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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