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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.
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Rider Hisham Gharib won both the first and second place in the junior category with a jump off round.
But the Nothing Compares 2 U singer said she was "far too f***ing happy" to jump off a bridge.
Class 4 -- One Round with Jump Off 70/80cm: 1st Aimee Keen Rio 2nd Andrea Puciarelli Piso 3rd Idrak Alaquel Ecco 4th Ulrike Niedermeier Skinny 5th Romy Moussallem Maggie
Balilo said last week one distressed passenger tried to jump off a Mindanaobound ferry.
Pius Schwizer, the winner of the Medium CSI 3*, claimed the third spot in the final Jump off.
30am on Sunday, we had a distressed female threatening to jump off the bridge at Junction 4.
Rohan Vos, managing director of the train company who was on board, said: "I screamed at the others to tell them to jump off.
30cm - one round and jump off class, Shaikh Hassan bin Rashid came 11th against sixty two riders.
The six were then to jump off against the clock against each other to decide the overall winner.
He told punters at a Llandudno pub he was going to jump off the resort's mountain.
Nearly an hour after the final running event of the meet concluded, Johnson and Whitley competed in a jump off to determine the top two spots for the second year in a row.
He would barely get 10 feet, and then just jump off and slide.
He explains that LNT works something like this: suppose we learned from studies that when 100 people jump off a 100-foot tower, all 100 people die.
Unless disparities in curricula vitae are so apparent as virtually to jump off the page and slap us in the face, judges should be reluctant to substitute their views for those of the individuals charged with the evaluation duty by virtue of their own years of experience and expertise in the field in question.
FLORENCE - Her friends told her to jump off a bridge, and so she did it.