jump on

phrasal verb

jumped on; jumping on; jumps on
: 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.
: to strongly attack or criticize (something)
She was quick to jump on her rival's poor record as governor.
: to get on (a train, bus, etc.)
He jumped on a plane and headed home.

Examples of jump on in a Sentence

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“Jump on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20on. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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