This page is about the slang term jump
to leave without permission, to move illegally
- Lenny is on the run from the police because he jumped bail instead of going to court.
- I got a traffic fine in the mail today. I was caught jumping a red light by one of those hidden cameras.
This meaning of "jump" is found in a series of collocations and idioms such as "jump bail" and "jump the gun", and should only be used as part of one of these.
A few sailors have jumped ship. They have
Contributor: Matt Errey