Definitions

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  • v. To leave an elevated position to a lower position by one jump.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I’ve known them to develop a taste for deer, hide in trees and toss nice edible bark down to lure them over, then jump down and rip the deer’s jugular out clean to the windpipe.

    The Big Nowhere

  • If we are fast, my mother and I, we can jump down the three metal steps of the train and check out the local offerings peddled by kerchiefed women: strawberries sold by the cup; jars of home-marinated mushrooms, their slippery caps glistening through glass; and fried pirozhki filled with cabbage, mouth-watering and greasy.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Would it be any use, grandpa, for me to jump down and run and tell them you don't want them to take the butternuts?

    Queechy

  • “You jump down my throat about not considering what would happen to the broom-pushers and menial laborers who’ll be swallowed up in the technocratic future that’s already overpowering us?

    Time Was

  • There is no proper landing-place, and the boats are deep cargo ones, which obliged the horses or camels to take a good four-feet jump down into them.

    Three Months in the Soudan

  • They were too far from the ground to jump down safely, and the massive trunk of the tree was vertical-too difficult for them to climb.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

Comments

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  • Well, the -salt bit almost conjures up the key morpheme. Go jump!

    August 6, 2009

  • Nup, but roughly speaking you're on the right track. Baaaa!

    That would have been speaking very roughly indeed....

    August 6, 2009

  • Yay!

    August 6, 2009

  • Desultory?

    August 6, 2009

  • Nup, but roughly speaking you're on the right track. Baaaa!

    August 5, 2009

  • basalt?

    August 5, 2009