English Thesaurus
(verb) 
Definition
to begin doing something immediately
stamping their boots and jumping up and down to knock the snow off
Synonyms
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dance
He danced off down the road.
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hop
I hopped down three steps.
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skip
She was skipping along the pavement.
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caper
The children were capering about, shouting and laughing.
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prance
The cheerleaders pranced on the far side of the pitch.
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gambol
children gambolling in the fields
(verb) 
He jumped the first fence beautifully.
Synonyms
vault
Ned vaulted over the low wall.
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clear
The horse cleared the fence by several inches.
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go over
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sail over
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hop over
(verb) 
She jumped to her feet and ran downstairs.
Synonyms
spring
The lion roared once and sprang.
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bound
He bounded up the steps and pushed the bell of the door.
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leap
The newsreels show him leaping into the air.
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bounce
Moira bounced into the office.
(verb) 
Definition
to jerk with astonishment or shock
The phone shrilled, making her jump.
Synonyms
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start
Rachel started at his touch.
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jolt
The train jolted into motion.
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flinch
The slightest pressure made her flinch.
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shake
I stood there, crying and shaking with fear.
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jerk
The car jerked to a halt.
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quake
Her shoulders quaked.
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shudder
She shuddered with cold.
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twitch
His left eyelid twitched involuntarily.
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wince
She winced at the thought of getting her tooth removed.
(verb) 
Definition
(of prices) to rise suddenly or abruptly
The number of crimes jumped by ten per cent last year.
Synonyms
increase
The population continues to increase.
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rise
We need to increase our charges in order to meet rising costs.
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climb
Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year.
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escalate
Unions and management fear the dispute could escalate.
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boost
They need to take action to boost sales.
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mount
For several hours, tension mounted.
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soar
soaring unemployment
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surge
Surging imports will add to the demand for hard currency.
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spiral
a spiralling trend of violence
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hike (informal)
It has now been forced to hike its rates by 5.25 per cent.
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ascend
They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
(verb) 
He refused to jump the queue for treatment at the local hospital.
Synonyms
miss
We left early, hoping to miss the worst of the traffic.
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avoid
He had ample time to swerve and avoid the hedgehog.
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skip (informal)
Her daughter started skipping school.
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omit
Our apologies for omitting your name from the article.
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evade
He managed to evade the police for six months.
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(verb) 
Definition
to attack without warning
Two guys jumped me with clubs in the car park.
Synonyms
attack
The duo are believed to have attacked several people in South London.
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assault
They would be compelled to assault the capital from the south.
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assail
He was assailed by a young man.
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set upon
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charge
Our general ordered us to charge the enemy.
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strike (at)
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rush
They rushed the entrance.
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storm
The refugees decided to storm the embassy.
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fall upon
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lay into (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
the act or an instance of jumping
With a few hops and a jump they launched themselves into the air.
Synonyms
leap
He took the silver medal with a leap of 2.37 metres.
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bound
With one bound Jack was free.
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hop
`This is a catchy rhythm,' he added with a few hops.
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(noun) 
Definition
a sudden rise
an eleven per cent jump in profits
Synonyms
rise
the prospect of another rise in interest rates
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increase
a sharp increase in productivity
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escalation
a sudden escalation of unrest in the south-eastern region
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upswing
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advance
They clocked up a worldwide sales advance of 27 per cent.
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boost
The paper is enjoying a boost in circulation.
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elevation
The resort is built on an elevation overlooking the sea.
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upsurge
an upsurge in oil prices
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upturn
There has been a modest upturn in most parts of the industry.
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increment
Many teachers qualify for an annual increment.
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augmentation
the augmentation of the army
(noun) 
When Spider tapped on a window, Miguel gave an involuntary jump.
Synonyms
jolt
One tiny jolt could worsen her injuries.
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start
He gave a start of surprise and astonishment.
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shock
It gave me quite a shock to see his face on the screen.
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shake
blurring of photos caused by camera shake
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jerk
He indicated the bedroom with a jerk of his head.
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twitch
He developed a nervous twitch.
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(noun) 
Hurdlers need to have unnaturally over-flexible knees to clear the jump.
Synonyms
hurdle
The horse dived at the hurdle and clipped the top.
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gate
He opened the gate and walked up to the house.
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barrier
He wanted to break down the barrier between them.
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fence
They climbed over the fence into the field.
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obstacle
She had to navigate her way round trolleys and other obstacles.
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barricade
Large areas of the city have been closed off by barricades.
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(noun) 
Synonyms
interruption
interruptions in the supply of food and fuel
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break
Nothing has been discussed that might lead to a break in the deadlock.
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space
The space underneath could be used as a storage area.
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gap
There followed a gap of four years.
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breach
A large battering ram hammered a breach in the wall.
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hiatus
Efforts to reach a settlement resume today after a two-week hiatus.
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lacuna
There are still major lacunae in the material available.

Phrasal verbs

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of advance
They clocked up a worldwide sales advance of 27 per cent.
in the sense of ascend
Definition
to go or move up
They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
Synonyms
float up,
go up,
take off,
lift off,
fly up
in the sense of assail
Definition
to attack violently
He was assailed by a young man.
Synonyms
set about,
fall upon,
set upon,
lay into (informal),

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