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Phrasal Verbs

jump on

This page is about the phrasal verb jump on

INFORMAL

Meaning

If someone jumps on you, they strongly criticise you.

Synonym

criticize

For example

  • jump on If one of his staff makes a mistake, Donald jumps on them and tells them they'll be fired if they do it again.

  • jump on Human rights organisations jumped on the government for causing the deaths of so many innocent people.

Quick Quiz

Members of the media jumped on the Prime Minister when he

a. fell over

b. got some facts wrong

c. won an election

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