Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)
Collocations are words that usually go together in English.
Here we are going to look at words that go with 'jump' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.
A 'jump-start' can mean starting a car by using power from another car, or bringing new energy to something.
Jump the lights/a red light
If you 'jump the lights/a red light', you ignore a traffic light signalling you to stop and instead keep driving.
A 'price jump' refers to an increase in the cost of something. It can also be expressed as 'a jump in price'. You might also hear people use the term 'a price hike'.
'Showjumping' refers to the competitive riding of horses over a set course of obstacles. Competitors are judged on speed and ability.
The 'high jump' refers to a sport in which competitors try to jump over an adjustable bar supported by two poles. The winner is the person who can clear the highest level.