jump rope

noun

Definition of jump rope 

: a rope used for exercises and children's games that involve jumping over the usually twirling rope each time it reaches its lowest point also : a game played with a jump rope

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The Highflyers are a competitive and performance youth team whose mission is to promote the sport of jump rope as a fun, heart healthy activity that also promotes teamwork, dedication and responsibility. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy jumpers excel in competition," 10 July 2018 As the unidentified man jumped rope, his friend did a video, according to a Sheriff’s Office post on its Facebook page. The Aegis, "Man in pink robe - and nothing else - jumps rope in Harford County supermarket," 21 May 2018 Get out your kids' old jump ropes, and see who can jump the most. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "100 things to do with your kids (from babies to teenagers) in the summer in Milwaukee," 21 May 2018 Videos taken at Lake Merritt on Thursday show people jumping rope, picnicking and even doing the electric slide while enjoying the public space. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Immigration is tearing Republicans apart," 17 May 2018 For generations, children would play kickball, hide-and-seek and jump rope on a stretch of concrete at Weccacoe Playground, unaware the remains of 5,000 black Philadelphians were buried 18 inches beneath their feet. Washington Post, "Historic black burial site under playground to get memorial," 5 July 2018 Using a custom-built, silent-shutter camera to avoid bothering the artist, Duncan captured Picasso painting, dancing in his underwear, jumping rope with his two young children and playing with Duncan’s dachshund, Lump. Washington Post, latimes.com, "Famed photojournalist David Douglas Duncan dies at 102," 8 June 2018 Preston threw a rubber chicken through a hoop while his friends did push-ups, jumped rope and shot basketballs. New York Times, "What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School," 5 June 2018 To hear the entire interview with Dr. Pritts–and learn the secrets of undercover cop cars, and the secrets of successfully jumping rope–check out the newest episode of the Most Useful Podcast Ever on iTunes or by clicking here. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Could a Platoon of Helicopters Have Saved Washington, D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms?," 20 Mar. 2017

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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jump rope

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jump rope

: a rope used in exercise or a children's game that involves jumping over it when it is swung near the ground

: the game of jumping over a jump rope

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