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(n.) A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.


(n.) A kind of loose jacket for men.


(adv.) Exactly; pat.


(v. t.) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.


(v. i.) 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.


(v. i.) To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt.


(v. i.) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; - followed by with.


(v. t.) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.


(v. t.) To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.


(v. t.) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.


(v. t.) To join by a butt weld.


(v. t.) To bore with a jumper.


(n.) The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.


(n.) An effort; an attempt; a venture.


(n.) The space traversed by a leap.


(n.) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.


(n.) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.


(a.) Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Jump'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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