Definitions

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  • v. To accept something enthusiastically. Usually an opportunity, or chance, or job etc.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Whenever you’re invited to an interview, jump at the chance even if you feel you are over-or underqualified.

    30 DAYS TO A GOOD JOB

  • But of course I remembered the name, Phillip Laszio, and any detective would jump at a chance to have a hot one on a murder …”

    Too Many Cooks

  • On impulse, he had made the offer, expecting Goov to jump at the choice spot in the cave as Vorn had jumped at the chance for increased status.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Consequently, they are laughing at Uncle Sam here ” it comes near to being ridicule, in fact, for seeming to jump at Bernstorff's unfrank assurances.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • Molly didn’t jump at the sound of the veyâr’s voice, though she hadn’t heard him enter the suite.

    Memory of Fire

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