jump at

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of jump at

: to eagerly take (a chance, offer, etc.)
  • She jumped at the chance/opportunity to show her boss what she could do.
  • He jumped at the offer of a better job.

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


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