jump on

Definition of jump on

informal
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

jump play
  1. : to spring into the air : leap

  2. : to move suddenly or involuntarily : start

  3. : to move energetically : hustle

  1. : an act of jumping : leap

  2. : any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound

  3. : a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air

  1. : exactly, pat


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