jump the track(s)

Definition of jump the track(s)

US, of a train
:to come off the track
  • Dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the track.

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

track play
  1. : a footprint whether recent or fossil

  2. : detectable evidence (such as the wake of a ship, a line of footprints, or a wheel rut) that something has passed

  3. : a path made by or as if by repeated footfalls : trail

  1. : to follow the tracks or traces of : trail

  2. : to search for by following evidence until found

  3. : to follow by vestiges : trace

  1. : the 19th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic s

  1. sulfur

  1. — compare 1-es

  1. used to form adverbs denoting usual or repeated action or state

  1. — compare 2-es


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