jump to someone's defense
Definition of jump to someone's defense
: to quickly defend someone If anyone criticizes her husband, she always jumps to his defense.
Word by Word Definitions
: to spring into the air : leap
: to spring free from the ground or other base by the muscular action of feet and legs
: to move suddenly or involuntarily : start
: exactly, pat
: an act of jumping : leap
: any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound
: a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air
: some person : somebody
: to take specific defensive action against (an opposing team or player or an offensive play) : to attempt to keep (an opponent or play) from scoring in a game or contest
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