Synonyms of jump
1 leapDictionary • stamping their boots and jumping up and down to knock the snow off
dance • He danced off down the road.
hop • I hopped down three steps.
skip • She was skipping along the pavement.
caper • The children were capering about, shouting and laughing.
prance • The cheerleaders pranced on the far side of the pitch.
gambol • children gambolling in the fields
2 vaultDictionary • He jumped the first fence beautifully.
vault • Ned vaulted over the low wall.
clear • The horse cleared the fence by several inches.
3 springDictionary • She jumped to her feet and ran downstairs.
spring • The lion roared once and sprang.
bound • He bounded up the steps and pushed the bell of the door.
leap • The newsreels show him leaping into the air.
bounce • Moira bounced into the office.
4 recoilDictionary • The phone shrilled, making her jump.
start • Rachel started at his touch.
jolt • The train jolted into motion.
flinch • The slightest pressure made her flinch.
shake • I stood there, crying and shaking with fear.
jerk • The car jerked to a halt.
quake • Her shoulders quaked.
shudder • She shuddered with cold.
twitch • His left eyelid twitched involuntarily.
wince • He tightened his grip on her arm until she winced in pain.
5 increaseDictionary • The number of crimes jumped by ten per cent last year.
increase • The population continues to increase.
rise • We need to increase our charges in order to meet rising costs.
climb • Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year.
escalate • Unions and management fear the dispute could escalate.
boost • They need to take action to boost sales.
mount • For several hours, tension mounted.
soar • soaring unemployment
surge • Surging imports will add to the demand for hard currency.
spiral • a spiralling trend of violence
hike (informal) • It has now been forced to hike its rates by 5.25 per cent.
ascend • They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
6 missDictionary • He refused to jump the queue for treatment at the local hospital.
miss • We left early, hoping to miss the worst of the traffic.
avoid • He had ample time to swerve and avoid the woman.
skip (informal) • Her daughter started skipping school.
omit • Our apologies for omitting your name from the article.
evade • He managed to evade the police for six months.
7 attackDictionary • Two guys jumped me with clubs in the car park.
attack • He bundled her into a hallway and brutally attacked her.
assault • They would be compelled to assault the capital from the south.
assail • He was assailed by a young man with a knife.
charge • Our general ordered us to charge the enemy.
rush • They rushed the entrance.
storm • The refugees decided to storm the embassy.
lay into (informal)
1 leapDictionary • With a few hops and a jump they launched themselves into the air.
leap • He took Britain's fifth medal with a leap of 2.37 metres.
bound • With one bound Jack was free.
hop • 'This is a catchy rhythm,' he added with a few hops.
2 riseDictionary • an eleven per cent jump in profits
rise • the prospect of another rise in interest rates
increase • a sharp increase in productivity
escalation • a sudden escalation of unrest in the south-eastern region
advance • They clocked up a worldwide sales advance of 27 per cent.
boost • The paper is enjoying a boost in circulation.
elevation • The resort is built on an elevation overlooking the sea.
upsurge • an upsurge in oil prices
upturn • There has been a modest upturn in most parts of the industry.
increment • Many teachers qualify for an annual increment.
augmentation • the augmentation of the army
3 joltDictionary • When Spider tapped on a window, Miguel gave an involuntary jump.
jolt • One tiny jolt could worsen her injuries.
start • He gave a start of surprise and astonishment.
shock • It gave me quite a shock to see his face on the screen.
shake • blurring of photos caused by camera shake
jerk • He indicated the bedroom with a jerk of his head.
twitch • He developed a nervous twitch.
4 hurdleDictionary • Hurdlers need to have unnaturally over-flexible knees to clear the jump.
hurdle • The horse dived at the hurdle and clipped the top.
gate • He opened the gate and walked up to the house.
barrier • He wanted to break down the barrier between them.
fence • They climbed over the fence into the field.
obstacle • She had to navigate her way round trolleys and other obstacles.
barricade • Large areas of the city have been closed off by barricades.
interruption • interruptions in the supply of food and fuel
break • Nothing has been discussed that might lead to a break in the deadlock.
space • The space underneath could be used as a storage area.
gap • There followed a gap of four years.
breach • A large battering ram hammered a breach in the wall.
hiatus • Efforts to reach a settlement resume today after a two-week hiatus.
lacuna • There are still major lacunae in the material available.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ jump at something
▷ jump in
IDIOMS:▷ jump out of your skin
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• They clocked up a worldwide sales advance of 27 per cent.
ascendIf something ascends, it moves up, usually vertically or into the air.
• They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
assailIf someone assails you, they attack you violently.
• He was assailed by a young man with a knife.
Thesaurus for jump from the Collins English Thesaurus
to leap or spring clear of the ground or other surface by using the muscles in the legs and feet