come/jump to someone's defense

Definition of come/jump to someone's defense

:to say that someone is right or good
  • His friends quickly came/jumped to his defense.

Word by Word Definitions

jump play
  1. : to spring into the air : leap

  2. : to move suddenly or involuntarily : start

  3. : to move energetically : hustle

  1. : an act of jumping : leap

  2. : any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound

  3. : a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air

  1. : exactly, pat

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

defense play
  1. : the act or action of defending (see defend)

  2. : the denial, answer, or plea (see plea 2b) of one against whom a criminal or civil action is brought : a defendant 's denial, answer, or plea

  3. : capability of resisting attack

  1. : 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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