jump on

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to jump on (third-person singular simple present jumps on, present participle jumping on, simple past and past participle jumped on)

  1. To board a vehicle.
    Jump on a nº9 bus, and it will take you more or less to the door.
  2. (idiomatic) To attack verbally, to criticise excessively.
    I hate the way she's always jumping on me for the slightest little mistake.
  3. (idiomatic) To take immediate action regarding; to avail oneself of without delay.
    • 2003 Oct. 28, "Banking Giant," New York Times (retrieved 15 June 2011):
      Community banks can jump on the opportunity to make changes.
    • 2011 Jan. 28, "How Your Name May Cost You at the Mall," Time:
      So later in life, when the Z's — and even onetime Z's who became A's through marriage — see an item they really like for sale or are offered a deal, they jump on it.

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