jump from (something)

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jump from (something)

1. To hop or leap off of something (down to some lower level or position). The kids jumped from the platform into the foam ball pit.
2. To move involuntarily because of some negative stimulus. Mary jumped from fright when Tom put his hand on her shoulder. The poor child jumped from pain when I pulled the bandage off.
3. To be filled with and energized by some positive emotion. The kids were jumping from excitement when we told them we were going to Disneyland. What's wrong? I thought you'd jump from joy when I told you the news.
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I have met so many skydivers from across the world who have always looked at jumping from a vantage point like the Princess Tower.
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It is an acronym for jumping from Buildings, Antennae, Spans or bridges, and Earth or cliffs or mountains.
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They set a new world record by jumping from the highest point of a man-made structure.