bungee jump


bungee jumped; bungee jumping; bungee jumps

intransitive verb

: to jump from a height while attached to an elasticized cord
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 The conversations at Fortune Brainstorm AI this week felt a bit like bungee jumping: extraordinary highs followed by deep lows. Alan Murray, Fortune, 13 Dec. 2023 David Kirke, the man who carried out the world's first-ever modern-day bungee jump, has died, according to reports. Brian Brant, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 On Saturday, the Suicide Squad actor, 51, bungee jumped onto the Honda stage during his rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars' performance at the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 The idea to bungee jump was inspired by a television story about men in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu jumping from platforms with vines attached to their legs to prevent their skulls from hitting the ground. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 Jinja is also an excellent place to enjoy horseback riding and bungee jumping. Nina Derwin, Redbook, 17 Aug. 2023 Learn from me, holding spray is good, but not quite strong enough for bungee jumping. Paris Wilson, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 June 2023 The two-day Kids Zone, including giant slides, a zip line, water rollers, a bungee jump, zorb balls and big bubble bumpers, is from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Vista Magnet Middle School field. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2023 Well, yeah, maybe bungee jump off a dam or something. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 27 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bungee jump was in 1986

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“Bungee jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungee%20jump. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

bungee jump

: to jump from a high place while attached to an elastic cord
bungee jumper noun
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