high-jump
transitive verb see high jump

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • high jump — ► NOUN (the high jump) ▪ an athletic event in which competitors jump as high as possible over a bar of adjustable height. ● be for the high jump Cf. ↑be for the high jump DERIVATIVES high jumper noun …   English terms dictionary

  • high jump — n 1.) the high jump a sports event in which someone runs and jumps over a bar that is raised higher each time they jump 2.) be (in) for the high jump BrE informal if someone is for the high jump, they will be punished for something they have done …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high jump — high′ jump n. 1) spo an athletic field event in which competitors use a running start to jump for height over a crossbar 2) spo a jump for height made in this event • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • high jump — n. Track & Field 1. an event in which the contestants take turns jumping for height over a horizontal bar set between two upright supports: the bar is gradually raised during the contest until a winner is determined 2. a jump in such an event …   English World dictionary

  • high jump — noun 1. a competition that involves jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar • Hypernyms: ↑field event 2. the act of jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar • Hypernyms: ↑jumping • Hyponyms: ↑Fosbury flop * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • High jump — The high jump is an athletics (track and field) event in which competitors must jump over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without the aid of any devices. It has been contested since the Olympic Games of ancient Greece. Over the… …   Wikipedia

  • high-jump — /huy jump /, v.i. 1. to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper. v.t. 2. to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high jumping his own height. * * * high jump, 1. an athletic contest or event to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high jump — 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. [1890 95] * * * Track and field event of jumping for height.… …   Universalium

  • high jump — noun 1 the high jump a sports event in which someone runs and jumps over a bar that is raised higher each time they jump 2 be (in) for the high jump BrE informal if someone is for the high jump, they will be punished for something they have done… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • high jump — /ˈhaɪ dʒʌmp / (say huy jump) –noun 1. Athletics a. a vertical jump in which one attempts to go as high as possible. b. a contest for the highest such jump. 2. Prison Colloquial the court of quarter sessions. –phrase 3. for the high jump,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • high-jump — /huy jump /, v.i. 1. to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper. v.t. 2. to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high jumping his own height. * * * …   Universalium

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