take a running jump

Definition of take a running jump

British, informal + impolite

  1. —used to tell someone who angers or annoys one to go away She told him to (go) take a running jump.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

running
  1. :  the action of running

    :  race

    :  physical condition for running

  1. :  cursive, flowing

    :  fluid, runny

    :  incessant, continuous

  1. :  in succession :  consecutively

jumpplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  exactly, pat

  1. :  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


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