jump at

phrasal verb

jumped at; jumping at; jumps 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.

Examples of jump at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the Chicago Bears held the No. 1 NFL draft pick in 2023, the phone lines were buzzing before the Bears jumped at the best offer from the Carolina Panthers. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2024 After all, Harbaugh coached Johnson and the Wolverines to a 15-0 record and the national championship this past season before jumping at the chance to coach the Chargers and return to the NFL after nine years at Michigan. Elliott Teaford, Orange County Register, 10 May 2024 Millions of people jumped at the chance to like the announcement, with hundreds of thousands sharing their congratulations in the comments. Sara Vallone, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 Competitions and events, overseen by 45,000 volunteers, will be held at some of Paris’s most iconic venues, including volleyball by the Eiffel Tower and equestrian jumping at the Palace of Versailles. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 18 Apr. 2024 After 27 years working at Fidelity Investments, Nan Ives jumped at the opportunity to take an early retirement package at age 59. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 16 Apr. 2024 When Russell is offered the job, the family jumps at the chance of a better life. Gabino Iglesias, NPR, 16 Apr. 2024 Beckham, understandably, isn’t jumping at an enormous pay cut after making $15 million last season. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 5 Apr. 2024 So when Hildebrandt apparently found herself in a cult-like situation with other women and escaped, Ruby jumped at the chance to help her, Kevin said. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 29 Mar. 2024

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“Jump at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20at. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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