high jump


Definition of high jump

: a jump for height over a horizontal bar in a track-and-field contest

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Other Words from high jump

high-jump \ ˈhī-​ˌjəmp How to pronounce high-jump (audio) \ transitive verb
high jumper noun

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Lasitskene has been unbeaten in the high jump for over a year and is prepping for the World Track and Field Championships in September at Doha, Qatar. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Russian high jump world champ calls out own country for handling of doping scandal," 22 Aug. 2019 Late into the night the only event that had not been completed was the high jump. Los Angeles Times, "Steph Curry brings golf back to Howard University," 19 Aug. 2019 At the 2012 London games, Kynard won silver in the high jump behind Russia’s Ivan Ukhov. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Q&A: Olympic Medalist Erik Kynard Talks Tokyo 2020, Doping and More," 26 July 2019 The Arkansas signee also found the podium in the long jump and high jump with a fifth-place finish in both events. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "Announcing 2017-18 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky high school Spring All-Stars," 29 June 2018 Last month, Atherley was named the ACC Women’s Field MVP after winning individual titles in both the heptathlon and the high jump and helping the Hurricanes win the 4x400-meter relay. Christy Cabrera Chirinos, Sun-Sentinel.com, "UM heptathlete Michelle Atherley bounces back from knee injury to earn a spot in NCAA Outdoor Nationals," 6 June 2018 Groom hit personal bests in the triple jump and high jump, taking only one attempt each in triple and long jumps. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "West Aurora's Camron Donatlan finishes with mixed results while Marmion wins 2A team title," 27 May 2018 Neuqua Valley won its first state title, edging Homewood-Flossmoor 52-48 in 3A. Seth Groom won the long jump and triple jump, took second in the high jump and was sixth in the 200 to help Marmion beat Mahomet-Seymour 44-40 for the 2A title. Mike Clark, chicagotribune.com, "Plainfield North's Marcellus Moore sprints to record day at state track; Neuqua wins 3A," 27 May 2018 Highly skilled technology workers saw the third highest jump in wages over the past decade in San Diego County. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Is your paycheck keeping up with San Diego’s inflation?," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of high jump

1846, in the meaning defined above

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