from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sport of jumping usually head-first from a great height while attached to a secured bungee cord.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The activity of jumping from a great height with an elasticated cord attached to the ankles.
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But I’m not the type who says you have to rush out of bed and go bungee jumping on your way to tango lessons after you climb Pike’s Peak with your hypercaffeinated lifestyle coach.