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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In May, Young was banned from driving for six months after a man was forced to jump clear of his car before it crashed into a parked vehicle.
SINGER Will Young has been banned from driving after a man had to jump clear of his car which then hit a parked vehicle.
Singer Will Young has been banned from driving after a man had to jump clear of his car, which then crashed into a parked vehicle in Scotland.
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?
Her mum Tina Harris, 38, today said the ex-Ynysawdre Comprehensive School pupil helped a young friend jump clear of the train.
He managed to jump clear of the express but failed to see a goods train approaching in the opposite direction.
"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.