Definition of come/jump to someone's defense
- His friends quickly came/jumped to his defense.
: to spring into the air : leap
: to move suddenly or involuntarily : start
: to move energetically : hustle
: an act of jumping : leap
: any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound
: a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air
: exactly, pat
: some person : somebody
: the act or action of defending (see defend)
: capability of resisting attack
: to take specific defensive action against (an opposing team or player or an offensive play) : to attempt to keep (an opponent or play) from scoring in a game or contest
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