Definition of Jump off

1. Verb. Set off quickly, usually with success. "The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class"

2. Verb. Jump down from an elevated point. "The widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
Exact synonyms: Jump, Leap
Generic synonyms: Move

Definition of Jump off

1. Verb. (context: sports horses) To participate in the final round of an equestrian showjumping event. ¹

2. Verb. To move from an elevated place by one jump. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jump Off

jump boot
jump boots
jump cut
jump down
jump down someone's throat
jump drive
jump drives
jump flap
jump for joy
jump in
jump in one's skin
jump jet
jump lead
jump leads
jump list
jump off (current term)
jump on
jump on the bandwagon
jump out
jump page
jump rope
jump roped
jump ropes
jump roping
jump seat
jump seats
jump ship
jump shot
jump shots

Literary usage of Jump off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"And a railroad company is liable for injuries received by a boy who was hanging on a moving freight car, and was forced to jump off by a police officer in ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"There were witnesses who testified that they saw the plaintiff jump off the car while it was going three or four miles an hour, and before it reached the ..."

3. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases in the by Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson (1883)
"Tlie plaintiff stated that, when witness was fixing to jump off, Grant told him to ... Witness heard Grant tell Godfrey to jump off, and he did not do it. ..."

4. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1896)
"or " jump off! ... pulled the door open I saw Mr. McPeak jump off the train, and I throwed my hand on Bill, and I says, ' Bill, don't jump. ..."

5. Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac (1921)
"Adams won the Jump-off, breaking the tie for the first place ... Whalen won jump off. Running Hop, Step and Jump—-S. Landers, Chicago AA, 48 ft. ..."

6. The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary: From Shanghae to Bhamo, and Back to by Augustus Raymond Margary, Rutherford Alcock (1876)
"Another rather amusing thing is to see the cool way in which people jump off, or get on to the train while in motion, and also the absence of gates, ..."

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