jump off

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Verb1.jump off - set off quickly, usually with success; "The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class"
begin, commence, set out, start, start out, set about, get down, get - take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
2.jump off - jump down from an elevated point; "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

w>jump off

(= leap off)herunterspringen (prep obj von); (from train, bus) → aussteigen (prep obj aus); (when moving) → abspringen (prep obj von); (from bicycle, horse) → absteigen (prep obj von)
(Showjumping) → den Wettbewerb durch ein Stechen entscheiden; they had to jump off to decide the winnerder Sieger musste durch ein Stechen ermittelt werden
References in classic literature ?
He took a tremendous jump off the top of the wall on to the top of the cat, and cuffed it off the basket, and kicked it into the garden-house, scratching off a handful of fur.
Why don't they jump off when they crawl along the tight rope with a cat in front and a cat behind?
I said, "Sirrah, I will give you a hundred dollars to jump off this pyramid head first.
Her tears moved me--I never can look upon the tears of woman with indifference--and I said I would give her a hundred to jump off, too.
I managed to jump off without any injury, and looked about to see if I was pursued.
When the man tried to jump off the bridge, the guard pulled him off the edge of the rails and then slammed him to the ground in order to stop him from leaping.
Al-Rumaihi rode his chestnut gelding Viking D to a flawless routine in the Table A, One round against the clock with jump off Art.
A technical course at Alnwick Ford in Northumberland saw eight combinations go head to head against the clock in the jump off.
Gulf Elite Tour ambassador Sheikh Ali bin Jamal Al Nuaimi, on Celtic, also representing the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, won the Medium Tour Class title defeating 31 riders, and a 13-strong jump off round.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], December 10 (ANI): A 21-year-old Afghan national threatened to jump off the second floor of a building in Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International (RGI) Airport police circle area on Saturday.
uk SINGER Sinead O'Connor has dismissed reports claiming she was missing and had threatened to jump off a bridge.