jump the light

Definition of jump the light

of a vehicle
:to start moving before the traffic light turns green
  • The car ahead of me jumped the light.

Word by Word Definitions

jump play
  1. : to spring into the air : leap

  2. : to move suddenly or involuntarily : start

  3. : to move energetically : hustle

  1. : an act of jumping : leap

  2. : any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound

  3. : a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air

  1. : exactly, pat

light play
  1. : something that makes vision possible

  2. : the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

  3. : electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of 299,792,458 meters (about 186,000 miles) per second

  1. : having light : bright

  2. : not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring : pale

  3. : medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. : to become light : brighten

  2. : to take fire

  3. : to ignite something (such as a cigarette)

  1. : having little weight : not heavy

  2. : designed to carry a comparatively small load

  3. : having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. : lightly

  2. : with little baggage

  1. : dismount

  2. : settle, alight

  3. : to fall unexpectedly


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