high jump

noun Track.
1.
a field event in which athletes, using a running start, compete in jumping for height over a crossbar supported by two upright poles.
2.
a jump for height made in this event.

Origin:
1890–95

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high-jump

[hahy-juhmp]
verb (used without object)
1.
to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper.
verb (used with object)
2.
to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high-jumping his own height.
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high jump
 
n
1.  a.  the high jump an athletic event in which a competitor has to jump over a high bar set between two vertical supports
 b.  (as modifier): high-jump techniques
2.  informal (Brit) be for the high jump to be liable to receive a severe reprimand or punishment
 
high jumper
 
n
 
high jumping
 
n

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