BASE jump

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BASE jump

also base jump  (bās)
A parachute jump from a high structure or a precipitous earth formation.

[b(uilding) + a(ntenna tower) + s(pan) + e(arth) + jump.]

BASE′-jump′ v.
BASE jumper n.
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At the beginning of the year, I woke up one day and said to Fred, We have to do it but with a BASE jump from a cliff
The victim was one of three males taking part in a base jump at the Cliffs of Moher range in Co Clare.
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The Burj Khalifa was the site of the world's highest BASE jump when United Arab Emirates national Nasser Al Neyadi and his skydiving trainer Omar Alhegelan jumped o the tower.
THE first BASE jump captured on film took place 37 years ago from vertical rock El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
AN extreme sports legend and his friend have been found dead after a base jump.
Unlike bungee jumping, which involves jumpers bouncing up and down after the jump, the dream jump provides jumpers with a longer free fall and with a landing very similar to that of a base jump without using a parachute.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "He had been injured after his parachute failed to fully deploy following reports of a base jump attempt from a telecommunications mast.
Also in the top ten is Google Maps exploring the isolated Liwa region by camel and a spectacular base jump from the Burj Khalifa.
Bridge Day is the single day of the year that people are permitted to BASE jump into the New River Gorge, 867 feet (267 meters) below the bridge.
As part of preparations for the base jump, Fugen and Reffet completed a series of training jumps off Lauterbeunnen Mountain in Switzerland over a week, which is almost the same height as Burj Khalifa.

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