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
: to spring into the air : leap
: to spring free from the ground or other base by the muscular action of feet and legs
: to move suddenly or involuntarily : start
: exactly, pat
: 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
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