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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,
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
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