Definition of jump on
1 : to become very angry at (someone) : to angrily criticize or shout at (someone) The teacher jumped on us for being late. The coach jumped on him for not playing hard enough.
2 : to strongly attack or criticize (something) She was quick to jump on her rival's poor record as governor.
3 : to get on (a train, bus, etc.) He jumped on a plane and headed home.
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
: 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
: exactly, pat
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