jump for joy

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Verb1.jump for joy - feel extreme happiness or elationjump for joy - feel extreme happiness or elation  
joy, rejoice - feel happiness or joy
triumph, rejoice, wallow - be ecstatic with joy
يطيرُ فَرَحاً
skákat radostí
hoppe af glæde
örömében majd kiugrik a bőréből
hoppa af gleîi
skákať od radosti
çok sevinmekmutluluktan uçmak


(dʒamp) verb
1. to (cause to) go quickly off the ground with a springing movement. He jumped off the wall / across the puddle / over the fallen tree / into the swimming-pool; Don't jump the horse over that fence!
2. to rise; to move quickly (upwards). She jumped to her feet; He jumped into the car.
3. to make a startled movement. The noise made me jump.
4. to pass over (a gap etc) by bounding. He jumped the stream easily.
1. an act of jumping. She crossed the stream in one jump.
2. an obstacle to be jumped over. Her horse fell at the third jump.
3. a jumping competition. the high jump.
4. a startled movement. She gave a jump when the door suddenly banged shut.
5. a sudden rise, eg in prices. There has been a jump in the price of potatoes.
ˈjumpy adjective
nervous; easily upset. He has been very jumpy and irritable lately.
jump at
to take or accept eagerly. He jumped at the chance to go to Germany for a fortnight.
jump for joy
to show great pleasure.
jump on
to make a sudden attack on. He was waiting round the corner and jumped on me in the dark.
jump the gun
to start before the proper time. We shouldn't be going on holiday till tomorrow, but we jumped the gun and caught today's last flight.
jump the queue
to move ahead of others in a queue without waiting for one's proper turn. Many wealthy or important people try to jump the queue for hospital beds.
jump to conclusions / jump to the conclusion that
to form an idea without making sure of the facts. He saw my case in the hall and jumped to the conclusion that I was leaving.
jump to it
to hurry up. If you don't jump to it you'll miss the train.
References in classic literature ?
When I'm goin' home to her on my day out I just jump for joy when I'm crossin' the moor.
So he went; and the remainder of the precious time was disturbed by twinges of conscience (to which I am much subject) whenever I found myself wanting to jump for joy.
jump for joy All smiles as children play on the bouncy castle at Holmfirth Junior and Infants School's summer fair A BOUNCY castle and a tombola were just two of the activities on offer when a summer fair took place in Holmfirth.
WE may rarely (or never)get the chance,but most women jump for joy at a bunch of a dozen proffered roses on Valentine's Day.
STUDENTS at Lawrence Sheriff School jump for joy along with others from all over Rugby who were today celebrating a bumper crop of A-level results.