jump out at

phrasal verb
jumped out at; jumping out at; jumps out at

Definition of jump out at

1 : to suddenly come at (someone) from a hiding place The hidden assailant jumped out at them.
2 : 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.

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“Jump out at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20out%20at. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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