jump rope


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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Family reunions, jump rope contests, parades, school board meetings – Herburger was always there, camera strapped around his neck. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "'Passing of an era.' Elk Grove community leader and publisher Roy Herburger dies at 87," 10 Mar. 2018 No jump rope? Jumping jacks--another childhood throwback--are a great cardiovascular workout, too: Just 9.5 minutes burns 100 calories. Marnie Soman, Good Housekeeping, "How to Stay Fit When It's Too Hot to Exercise," 12 Aug. 2013 Stokes likes to jump rope and do some sprints and lateral hops, for about five minutes. Amy Marturana, SELF, "The Total-Body Workout Celebrity Trainer Kira Stokes Does When She Only Has 20 Minutes to Exercise," 16 Nov. 2018 Bure and her trainer, Kira Stokes, recommend using tools like hand weights, resistance bands, jump ropes, and even a couch to get a workout in at anytime. Temi Adebowale, Country Living, "Candace Cameron Bure and Her Daughter Look Like Sisters in This Adorable Birthday Photo," 17 Aug. 2018 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

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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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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