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jump in

((to) something) to leap into something, such as water, a bed, a problem, etc. She was so cold she just jumped into bed and pulled up the covers. I jumped in and had a refreshing swim.
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jump in

to become involved in something very quickly I made a big mistake when I jumped in the middle of the discussion.
Related vocabulary: jump in with both feet
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jump in

Also jump in with both feet or into the ring . Enter into something enthusiastically; also, act precipitately. For example, When Don found out what his job was to be, he was ready to jump in immediately, or As soon as they asked me to join, I jumped in with both feet, or When buying securities, Anne's apt to jump into the ring, no matter what the risks. The first two usages allude to jumping into water; the third alludes to entering the fray of the boxing ring.
See also: jump

jump in

v.
1. To leap or bound in or into something: The lake is nice and warm; jump in! Don't jump in the water here; there are rocks below.
2. To enter something quickly, especially a vehicle: She jumped in, I hit the gas, and we took off. Jump in the car and let's go.
3. To join some activity that is already in progress: I like your project; do you think I could jump in? I jumped in on their card game in the third round.
4. To interrupt someone or join a conversation suddenly, especially with an uninvited opinion: I wanted to finish the meeting quickly, but people kept jumping in. My neighbor jumped in with a strong objection at our town meeting.
See also: jump
References in classic literature ?
Now there had been great doings that morning, for a certain yeoman named Egbert, who came from Stoke over in Staffordshire, had thrown with ease all those that came against him; but a man of Denby, well known through all the countryside as William of the Scar, had been biding his time with the Stoke man; so, when Egbert had thrown everyone else, stout William leaped into the ring.
At this all laughed; but above all the laughter a loud voice was heard to cry out, "Sin' thou talkest so big, here cometh one from Nottinghamshire to try a fall with thee, fellow"; and straightway a tall youth with a tough quarterstaff in his hand came pushing his way through the crowd and at last leaped lightly over the rope into the ring.
It was a pretty thrust, clean and sure; and there was much applause, and many of the common people threw their hats into the ring.