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jump on

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jump

  1. 1 to take sudden, violent action against the robbers waited until he had passed by them and then jumped on him without warning Synonyms of jump on assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), attack (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, rush, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)Words Related to jump on bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flankNear Antonyms of jump on cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield

  2. 2 to criticize harshly and usually publicly no need to jump on him just because he locked the keys in the car Synonyms of jump on abuse, assail, bash, belabor, blast, castigate, excoriate, attack (on), lambaste (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, slam, trash, vituperateWords Related to jump on berate, harangue, harass, harry, revile, scold, whip; blaspheme, curse, execrate, imprecate, profane; affront, insult, slur; asperse, bad-mouth, belittle, blackguard, disparage, put down; libel, slander, traduce, vilify; chastise, chide, criticize, lace (into), rebuke, reprimand, reproof; fulminate, lash (out)Near Antonyms of jump on acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise


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