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

Examples of jump rope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The children gathered at the base of the stairs to jump rope on the curb and play hand games. Omar Tate, Bon Appétit, "Summer Block Parties Are Different This Year, But Black Joy Lives On," 3 Sep. 2020 Quick bouts of physical activity – doing a household or garden chore, dancing to a YouTube or Tik Tok video, jumping on a bike, grabbing a jump rope, playing hopscotch – are all fun ways to stimulate the body and the mind. Alexis Glick, NBC News, "This is what physical activity will look like for your kids in the COVID-19 era," 18 Aug. 2020 Prop Alternatives and Modifications Instead of a jump rope, use a garden hose. Meaghan Murphy, Woman's Day, "14 Simple Gym Equipment Swaps to Make Your Home Workouts More Effective," 1 May 2020 Set up some socially distant outdoor games, like badminton, charades, Simon Says or hula hoop and jump rope contests. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No fireworks, parades or community gatherings? Here's what your family can do on the 4th of July instead.," 27 June 2020 The jump rope also comes with an ebook that includes tips on how to get the most out of your hopping exercises. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, "15 products to help you relive your childhood summers," 25 June 2020 Each box contained bouncy balls, crayons, a jump rope, light-up necklaces, a kite, a boomerang, checkers, card games and much more. Dallas News, "It’s one thing to miss months of school, but taking away summer camps? That’s a beating for kids," 19 June 2020 Luckily, there’s an easy way to maximize your cardio at home without (literally) running into your couch: a jump rope. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "This $12 Workout Tool Gives You a More Intense Sweat Session Than Running," 30 Apr. 2020 Outside of his home in West Chester, Ohio is a tree that he's turned into a makeshift offensive line sled with the help of a punching bag and a jump rope. Stephen Means, cleveland, "How Tegra Tshabola plans to help Ohio State football continue its recruiting dominance in 2022: Buckeyes recruiting," 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of jump rope

1834, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2020

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“Jump rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20rope. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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