jump on

Definition of jump on


  1. 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. 2 :  to strongly attack or criticize (something) She was quick to jump on her rival's poor record as governor.

  3. 3 :  to get on (a train, bus, etc.) He jumped on a plane and headed home.

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. :  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. :  exactly, pat

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a trip made at another's expense

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