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 Website Choose your activity from an off-road ride in an ATV, zipline tour, sling swing, camel ride, bungee jump, or hike. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 And then just bungee jump right into that awkward, lonely moment and go. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Also, Freddie attempts to bungee jump a vehicle off a dam in Switzerland. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, 5 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bungee jump

1986, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2021

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“Bungee jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungee%20jump. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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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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