jump clear (of something)

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jump clear (of something)

To move out of the way (of something) by jumping or leaping. He tried to jump clear, but the bus was moving too fast for him to avoid it. Pedestrians began jumping clear of the runaway car.
See also: clear, jump

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