jumping

Definitions of jumping
  1. noun
    the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    synonyms: jump
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    a headlong jump (or fall)
    hop
    the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
    bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring
    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    hurdle, vault
    the act of jumping over an obstacle
    jumping up and down
    jumping in one spot (as in excitement)
    capriole
    (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
    caper, capriole
    a playful leap or hop
    pounce
    the act of pouncing
    type of:
    actuation, propulsion
    the act of propelling
  2. noun
    the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
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    broad jump, long jump
    the act of jumping as far as possible from a running start
    high jump
    the act of jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar
    Fosbury flop
    jumping over the bar backwards and head first
    type of:
    track and field
    participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it
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