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1. To hop or leap upward. The kids had a blast jumping up and down on the trampoline. Please keep the dog from jumping up on Clara, OK? She's scared. I jumped up on the couch the second I saw the mouse run across the floor.
2. To suddenly rise to one's feet. Everyone jumped up when the president entered the room.
3. To make upward progress in a hierarchy or ranking. If you're a hard worker, you'll have no trouble jumping up the ranks at our company.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
(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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.