jump off

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jump off

1. To hop or leap off of something. The kids jumped off the platform and landed in the foam pit.
2. To begin or start. When does this party jump off? Am I early?
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jump off (of something)

to leap off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Rachel lost her balance and jumped off the diving board instead of diving. Better to jump off than to fall off.
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jump off

v.
1. To leap or bound off something: The parachuter jumped off the cliff.
2. To get started: The event jumped off at 3:00 this afternoon.
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the island of Madagascar!" she said, and jumping off his back she went downstairs.
'Bout three months ago my cousin Bud, fourteen year old, was riding through the woods on t'other side of the river, and didn't have no weapon with him, which was blame' foolishness, and in a lonesome place he hears a horse a-coming behind him, and sees old Baldy Shepherdson a-linkin' after him with his gun in his hand and his white hair a-flying in the wind; and 'stead of jumping off and taking to the brush, Bud 'lowed he could out- run him; so they had it, nip and tuck, for five mile or more, the old man a-gaining all the time; so at last Bud seen it warn't any use, so he stopped and faced around so as to have the bullet holes in front, you know, and the old man he rode up and shot him down.
"Your eminence doesn't know those walls; they are sixty feet high and I doubt if Monsieur de Beaufort is sufficiently weary of life to risk his neck by jumping off."
'Woman!' said Mr Tappertit, jumping off the counter on which he was seated; 'beware!'
A WARNING has been issued after reports of youths jumping off the Infinity Bridge in Stockton.
He said one crew member informed him that Coast Guard personnel were coming to help and that he discouraged him from jumping off because the water was bitingly cold.
Summary: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): A head constable allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the police barrack building in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Des Plaines police stop man from jumping off I-90 overpass
Chinese-American dies after jumping off NAIA Terminal 3 !-- -- Rudy Santos (The Philippine Star) - February 2, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines A Chinese-American man died after reportedly jumping off the fourth floor of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday night.
An eyewitness told the police that apparently, the man attempted suicide by jumping off the Ichhra Bridge.
A 38-year-old Asian woman committed suicide after jumping off a bridge on the Dhaid-Sharjah highway in UAE.
Witnesses said Stephen Mumbo was seen jumping off the 17th floor of the building.
This is a clue that shows its owner is still alive,' adding that a Facebook Live video appearing to show the suspect jumping off a bridge after the killing was just his trick.
A security officer at Los Angeles Airport stopped a man from jumping off a pedestrian bridge.
The investigators were asking him for the password of his mobile phone but he jumped attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the building.