jump out at

phrasal verb

jumped out at; jumping out at; jumps out at
: to suddenly come at (someone) from a hiding place
The hidden assailant jumped out at them.
: to immediately get the attention of (someone)
The sculpture jumps out at you when you enter the house.
I checked for errors, but nothing jumped out at me.

Examples of jump out at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Underwood sriracha immediately jumped out at us as the more acidic of the pair, while the Huy Fong had a sweeter note. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024 One of the first ones that jumped out at me is that the headset does not have any functional USB ports for data or accessories. Anshel Sag, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Look at an anatomy chart and the importance of the vagus nerve jumps out at you. IEEE Spectrum, 29 May 2015 As for Auburn’s offense, averaging 6.6 yards per carry is something that really jumped out at Freeze. Ainslie Lee | Alee@al.com, al, 4 Sep. 2023 In Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, police have formed a task force, in conjunction with the FBI, to target incidents where groups of three to 40 people arrive in a caravan of cars, jump out at the valet stop with getaway drivers waiting. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 22 Aug. 2023 A couple who jumped out at me when looking at the first depth chart the team released — which is unofficial and doesn’t mean a whole heck of a lot — were defensive end Trevis Gipson and cornerback Kindle Vildor. Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023 Back in Baldwin County, something jumped out at her. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 27 July 2023 Investigators had gone back over the files and a name jumped out at them in Mike Ferreira's latest interview with police. CBS News, 31 Oct. 2015 See More

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“Jump out at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20out%20at. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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