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 for To jump at
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  jump \jump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. jumped (j[u^]mt; 215); p. pr.
     & vb. n. jumping.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen,
     jumpen.]
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     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.
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              Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and
              a half by the square.                 --Shak.
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     2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. "The jumping
        chariots." --Nahum iii. 2.
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              A flock of geese jump down together.  --Dryden.
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     3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by
        with. "It jumps with my humor." --Shak.
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     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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