What does ‘jump’ mean?

The word ‘jump’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to push oneself into the air.

For example:

  • The cat jumped off the wall. (push oneself into the air)


Jump is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is jumped.

idiomatic phrasal verbs

Did you know phrasal verbs are sometimes used in idioms? See if you can spot any. If you don’t know any phrasal verbs with ‘jump’, click here to learn them.

Check out the grammar section if you want to learn more about verbs.

verb phrases - jump
Idioms with verbs - JUMP - in for the high jump
verb phrase - jump down someone's throat
verb phrase - jump for joy
Idioms with verbs - JUMP - jump in feet first
verb phrase - jump in with both feet
verb phrase - jump off the page
verb phrase - jump on the bandwagon
verb phrase - jump out of one’s skin
Idioms with verbs - JUMP - jump ship
Idioms with verbs - JUMP - jump the gun
Idioms with verbs - JUMP - jump the lights
Idioms with verbs - JUMP - jump the queue
verb phrase - jump through hoops
verb phrase - jump to conclusions
verb phrase - jump to it


Hey, did you know the verb ‘jump’ has many phrasal verbs. Since you like idioms and phrases, you obviously want to improve your fluency and speak like a native.

Am I right?


I thought you might like to learn the phrasal verbs with ‘jump’ too. They are very common in informal English and great to know/be able to understand if you happen to be speaking to a native. We use them all the time, like literally ALL the time.