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Jump off   /dʒəmp ɔf/   Listen
Jump off

Set off quickly, usually with success.
Jump down from an elevated point.  Synonyms: jump, leap.  "Every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge" , "The widow leapt into the funeral pyre"

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"Jump off" Quotes from Famous Books

... wheels with him and while he was trying to help himself out of the fix one of them dropped him with the butt of his gun and went through his pockets and all his belongings. That's one reason why I have always remembered Jump Off Joe Creek." ...
— The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine • Ross Kay

... the contortionist, exploded in the bar- room of the Hotel Annandale, after refusing to drink with Duckworth. "Doped rats, believe me. Why don't they jump off when they crawl along the tight rope with a cat in front and a cat behind? Because they ain't got the life in 'm to jump. They're doped, straight doped when they're fresh, and starved afterward so as to making a saving on ...
— Michael, Brother of Jerry • Jack London

... most deerect way air ter go straight through the woods thar a piece, an' then jump off'n a four hundred foot cliff," the old man chuckled titanically. "But I likewise reckon taint pra'tical; leastwise, not onless yo' happen ter be one o' them new-fangled aviationeers I've hearn tell on. However, here ye be, an' ...
— 'Smiles' - A Rose of the Cumberlands • Eliot H. Robinson

... you as how I just have had news that a party of Yankee spies is at large, right in our neighborhood. They stole a train to-day at Big Shanty, but they were obleeged to jump off only a few miles from here. So you must keep on the lookout—they are around—leastwise a boy and grown man have been seen, although most of the others seem to have gotten away. One of my sons—Esau—caught sight of this man and boy on the edge ...
— Chasing an Iron Horse - Or, A Boy's Adventures in the Civil War • Edward Robins

... you have worried that young man more than you meant,—I said.—I don't believe he will jump off of one of the bridges, for he has too much principle; but I mean to follow him and see where he goes, for he looks as if his mind were made up ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 3, No. 20, June, 1859 • Various

... jump for the animal. Before they knew what I was doing, I was on the beast's back and yelling into its ears like a maniac. The horse scooted out of the camp, and I clung on. The bandits pursued me, and everything else is a haze till I heard Frank calling for me to jump off. I recognized his voice and fell off the horse, although I had not the least idea in the ...
— Frank Merriwell Down South • Burt L. Standish

Words linked to "Jump off" :   start out, set about, begin, move, get, start, commence, set out, get down

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