jump for joy

Definition of jump for joy

  1. :  to jump up and down because one is very happy

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  exactly, pat

  1. :  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

  1. :  the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires :  delight

    :  the expression or exhibition of such emotion :  gaiety

    :  a state of happiness or felicity :  bliss

  1. :  to experience great pleasure or delight :  rejoice

    :  gladden

    :  enjoy

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