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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
1890-1895
1890-95

high-jump

[hahy-juhmp] /ˈhaɪˌdʒʌmp/
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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Examples from the web for high-jump
  • It's as if a high-jump bar had remained at a certain height even as the jumpers had grown taller.
  • He was a four-sport athlete in high school before an accident involving the high-jump resulted in his becoming a quadriplegic.
British Dictionary definitions for high-jump

high jump

noun
1.
  1. the high jump, an athletic event in which a competitor has to jump over a high bar set between two vertical supports
  2. (as modifier): high-jump techniques
2.
(Brit, informal) be for the high jump, to be liable to receive a severe reprimand or punishment
Derived Forms
high jumper, noun
high jumping, noun
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