jump clear of

jump clear of something

Fig. to get out of the way of something; to leap off something before it crashes. I barely had time to jump clear of the oncoming truck. I jumped clear of the ball as it came my way.
See also: clear, jump, of
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If there is a fire or other life-threatening situation, you will need to jump clear of the car.
Why on earth would you fire a coach who has helped Chelsea regain the Premier League title and jump clear of the pack again this season?
You go flat out, trying to jump clear of fallers, and there's a moment of proper, sheer panic as you instinctively feel the group peeling apart behind you.
Her mum Tina Harris, 38, today said the ex-Ynysawdre Comprehensive School pupil helped a young friend jump clear of the train.
Ogilvy, meanwhile, resumed yesterday with seven holes left and the 2006 United States Open champion made the most of his morning, picking up two birdies to jump clear of the field in soggy conditions.
He managed to jump clear of the express but failed to see a goods train approaching in the opposite direction.