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(from something) to leap upward from something. The dog jumped up from its resting place. The dog jumped up and ran to the door.
(on someone or something) to leap upward onto someone or something. A spider jumped up on me and terrified me totally. The cat jumped up on the sofa.
jump up (to something)
to leap upward to the level of something. The child jumped up to the next step. The dog couldn't reach the piece of meat on the edge of the table, so it jumped up and got it.
1. To leap or bound upward from the ground: I jumped up to swat the flies above the window.
2. To stand up suddenly from a sitting, lying, or crouching position: Everyone jumped up when they heard the gunshot.
3. To ascend rapidly in some series or hierarchy: She jumped up the ranks in the organization due to her outstanding performance.