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jump off (of something)

to leap off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Rachel lost her balance and jumped off the diving board instead of diving. Better to jump off than to fall off.
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jump off

v.
1. To leap or bound off something: The parachuter jumped off the cliff.
2. To get started: The event jumped off at 3:00 this afternoon.
See also: jump, off
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Two UK urban giants, Channel U and Jump Off TV have got together to bring viewers the first ever TV broadcast of the World Rap Championships.
You make them very vulnerable by making them take their clothes off and not a lot of people are cocky with bravado when they are about to jump off the 10m board.
A doctor told the inquest Lady Baker had asked: 'If we could direct her to a tall building so she could jump off.
Third in the jump off was Lianne McCafferty on her own Bluey Green.
Also through to the first jump off was Southam's Claire Beercroft on her new ride Maybelline, but she ran into problems and retired at this stage to finish 14th.
Queen Bee/Big Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Lil' Kim returns to the musical forefront with the release of her eagerly awaited new single, "The Jump Off," which ships to radio this week.
Customers at a nearby pub, where Lewis had been drinking, said he decided to jump off the 20ft bridge to raise funds for a charity which helped his sick baby.
The first class produced 10 riders clear into jump off.
She was quick and safe and when I asked her some serious questions in the Grand Prix jump off she responded to every one -she's such a trier and an out and out winner.
You know how you jump off your board and it stays there?
You wanted me to jump off the bridge, I finally have jumped.
The first programme also features a young man from the Gwendraeth Valley who attempts a base jump off a huge cliff in Norway.
Gary, from Builth Wells, said he agreed to the stunt - organised to draw attention to the political situation in Tibet - because ``it isn't every day you're asked to jump off a London monument''.
A pupil at Southam High School Jamie was competing in the Kraiburg Junior Discovery qualifier at Patchetts Equestrian Centre in Hertfordshire where a strong contingent of the 47 starters made it through to the timed jump off.
My first priority now is to find another race for him soon and get him to jump off.