jump in (2)

Meaning: If you jump in, you get involved in a situation as soon as you notice it.

Synonym: dive in

For example:

  • jump in Kevin saw the other team's players punching his team-mate, so he jumped in and tried to stop them.

  • jump in If the government had jumped in and stopped banks from giving out those sub-prime loans, the economic crisis could have been averted.

Quick Quiz:

When Justin saw his friends in a fight, he jumped in and

a. called the police

b. ran off to get help

c. joined the fight

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Contributor: Matt Errey