Home » Dictionary » jump

jump

jump
 v.— «While the collision damaged the brace and several upper sections of the crane, there was no real danger that the accident could topple the entire crane structure, Ferras said. Morris was part of a crew preparing to increase the height of the crane, a process called “jumping.”» —“Gridlock grind isn’t over yet” by Charles Rabin et al. Miami Herald (Florida) Apr. 19, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Sunday-Go-to-Meeting Clothes

Daniel in Gainesville, Florida, shares a funny story about people who misunderstood a party invitation that called for Sunday-to-meeting clothes. In this case, the meeting isn’t just any meeting. It’s an old word for “church...

Garde De Donc

Dan from Jacksonville, Florida, grew up in south Louisiana, where speakers of Cajun French say garde de donc! to mean “Well, would you look at that!” or “Can you believe this?” The phrase is used to point out something...