Definition of Jumping up and down

1. Noun. Jumping in one spot (as in excitement). "The wailing and jumping up and down exhausted him"

Generic synonyms: Jump, Jumping

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumping Up And Down

jumping gene
jumping jack
jumping jacks
jumping mouse
jumping one's bones
jumping orchid
jumping plant louse
jumping rope
jumping seed
jumping someone's bones
jumping spider
jumping the bite
jumping the gun
jumping the queue
jumping the shark
jumping up and down (current term)
jumps down someone's throat
jumps one's bones

Literary usage of Jumping up and down

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

1. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"Unless this is a fantasy story, the lamp isn't jumping up and down. Jumping up and down on the bed, my brother knocked over the lamp. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1909)
"All the while he was getting ready the children kept jumping up and down, both talking at once, and telling him about their wonderful day. ..."

3. The Massachusetts Teacher (1852)
"... and the primary meaning is jumping up and down, as in the expression of certain strong feelings of joy. Hence the word came to express this feeling of ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"Commander thinks " he must be wonderfully strong in the chin to hold the instrument while his left hand is jumping up and down it. ..."

5. Head-hunters; Black, White, and Brown by Alfred Cort Haddon (1901)
"... the coconuts on the trees were bobbing up and down, everything was trembling and swaying; a bucket on the ground opposite him was jumping up and down. ..."

6. The Californian Illustrated Magazine by Charles Frederick Holder, Edward James Livernash (1893)
"V—2 whereon an Indian yclept Juan Bat- tista beguiles the shining hours by jumping up and down and making marvelous gyrations, in time with quaint jig music ..."

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