jump at

This page is about the phrasal verb jump at.

Meaning: If you jump at something like an offer or an opportunity, you take it with enthusiasm.

Synonym: leap at

For example:

  • jump at sth Helen jumped at the chance to get some experience in marketing.

  • jump at sth When I was offered the position of club president, I jumped at it.

Nouns often used as objects with jump at: chance, opportunity, offer, idea, suggestion

Quick Quiz:

Franco jumped at the chance to work overseas because he

a. didn't want to leave his home

b. wanted to live in another country

c. thought he should study instead

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