take a running jump

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a running jump

British, informal + impolite
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

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

running play
  1. : the action of running

  2. : race

  3. : physical condition for running

  1. : cursive, flowing

  2. : fluid, runny

  3. : incessant, continuous

  1. : in succession : consecutively

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


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