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jump up

Meaning: If you jump up, you stand up quickly.

Synonym: leap up

For example:

  • jump up We were all sitting on the ground having a chat when Sam jumped up and started hopping around on one leg. An ant had bitten him on the toe!

  • jump up When the phone rang I jumped up to answer it, but I suddenly felt dizzy as the blood ran from my head.

Quick Quiz:

If someone jumps up, they
  1. jump over something
  2. get to their feet quickly
  3. get angry about something

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