jumped

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

jump \jump\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {jumped} (j[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {jumping}.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen, jumpen.]

1. To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.

Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square. --Shak.

2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. "The jumping chariots." --Nahum iii. 2.

A flock of geese jump down together. --Dryden.

3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with. "It jumps with my humor." --Shak.

{To jump at}, to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a chance.


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