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jump in

1. Literally, to leap into something, such as water. The water feels great! Come on and jump in! When I was a kid, I loved the fall, when we'd jump in big piles of leaves.
2. To begin or undertake something quickly, enthusiastically, and without trepidation. I know you're nervous about starting school, but you just need to jump in and do your best! Instead of sitting around and talking about it, let's just jump in and start putting this thing together.
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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

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.
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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.
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The Jump In plan was given the green light by Coventry City Council planners in November last year, in a move which would have seen the creation of 60 jobs.
Coventry served by Warwick Kangaroo Vernon West, At the time Jump In said it had hoped to have the new trampoline park up and running as early as this spring.
Jump In's decision is connected to the opening of the Red Kangaroo trampoline park in Exhall, though plans for that facility were on the table before Jump In announced its Coventry plans.
Vernon West, chairman of Jump In, said: "The trampoline park sector in the Midlands has reached saturation, and there are parks closing in from both the East and West Midlands.
Coventry is well served by Jump In Warwick and Red Kangaroo in Exhall.
Although it won't be open until next year Jump In has promised it will be worth the wait.
Jump In currently has a trampoline park in Warwick and said it had been looking for a suitable site in Coventry for some time.
Vernon West, chairman of Jump In, said: "We're thrilled to have taken the first steps in becoming part of Coventry's diverse recreation activities.
Jump In is currently expanding its operations after the successful launch of its first facility in Slough.
Bosses say that while trampoline parks are becoming a nationwide phenomenon, Jump In differentiates itself by providing the highest quality equipment, innovative features and family-friendly events and pricing.
Jump In says the new trampoline park will open in 2018 if planning permission is granted, creating 60 jobs.
The first trampoline park in the area is set to open soon in Exhall but the Jump In facility would be the first one in Coventry.
Jump In said it was drawn to Coventry as the city was currently the largest metropolitan area in the UK without a trampoline park.
Jump In also says it also wants to canvas the views of potential customers by giving them the opportunity to determine which new features they would most like to see at the Coventry venue.
Greenwich-based IVANS, Inc announced today that it had added thirteen new members in the first quarter of 2001, the most significant single quarter jump in membership in the past five years.