jump/skip rope

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of jump/skip rope

US
: to jump over a rope that is being swung near the ground for exercise or as a game
  • He skips rope to warm up before the game.
  • The kids are outside jumping rope.

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

skip play
  1. : to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip

  2. : to bound off one point after another : ricochet

  3. : to leave hurriedly or secretly

  1. : a light bounding step

  2. : a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

  3. : an act of omission or the thing omitted

  1. : the captain of a side in a game (such as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action

  2. : skipper:2

  1. : to act as skipper of

rope play
  1. : a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together

  2. : a long slender strip of material used as rope

  3. : a hangman's noose

  1. : to bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord

  2. : to partition, separate, or divide by a rope

  3. : lasso


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