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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Carr, sporting a T-shirt, shorts, and a two-day growth of beard, joined the line of girls and gamely tried to jump rope. David Quammen, National Geographic, "How one of Africa’s great parks is rebounding from war," 12 June 2019 Also, never allow children to attach ropes, jump ropes, or pet leashes to play equipment. Lauren Harrison, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Safe Kids Carroll: Now’s the time to focus on back-to-school safety," 9 Aug. 2019 In one of the more brutal numbers, inspired by a stanza about the false promises of the Emancipation Proclamation, performers dance with chains and gleefully jump rope with a giant noose. Maya Phillips, The New Yorker, "“The Black Clown” Beautifully Reconfigures a Langston Hughes Poem," 24 July 2019 On a wet Thursday morning in April, nine little girls jumped rope beneath a sheltering tree in Mecombezi Ponte, a village about 20 miles from the park. David Quammen, National Geographic, "How one of Africa’s great parks is rebounding from war," 12 June 2019 Kids jumped rope and chased each other between tents. Washington Post, "Central American migrants say deal doesn’t dash asylum hopes," 10 June 2019 The Funny’’ about everyday life in Miami-Dade such as a jump roping Miami police officer or customers brawling with a Burger King manager over some fries in south Miami-Dade. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "El Jefe? Fidel Castro look-alike sighting turns heads on social media," 6 June 2019 Every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., a pair of Play Ambassadors will be at a different park with balls, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, and friendship bracelet supplies. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 19 June 2019 The group's skilled synchronization also came in handy when Haechan and Taeil jumped rope at the same time with assistance from Mark and Jungwoo. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Watch K-Pop Group NCT 127 Do the Wave, Wind-Blown Hair Flips, and More," 14 May 2019

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First Known Use of jump rope

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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