Bumped vs Jumped - What's the difference?

bumped | jumped |

As verbs the difference between bumped and jumped

is that bumped is (bump) while jumped is (jump).




  • (bump)

  • bump



    (en noun)
  • A light blow or jolting collision.
  • The sound of such a collision.
  • A protuberance on a level surface.
  • A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It had upon its brow / A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.
  • One of the protuberances on the cranium which, in phrenology, are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind.
  • the bump''' of veneration; the '''bump of acquisitiveness
  • (rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.
  • The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.
  • (Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
  • A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.
  • US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.
  • (slang) A dose of a drug such as ketamine or cocaine, when snorted recreationally.
  • The noise made by the bittern; a boom.
  • A coarse cotton fabric.
  • A training match for a fighting dog.
  • Derived terms

    * bump and grind * bump in the road * bumpity * bumpy * fist bump * razor bump * speed bump * things that go bump in the night


  • To knock against or run into with a jolt.
  • To move up or down by a step.
  • I bumped the font size up to make my document easier to read.
  • (Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
  • (chemistry, of a superheated liquid) To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.
  • * 1916 , Albert Prescott Mathews, Physiological chemistry
  • Heat until the liquid bumps , then reduce the heat and continue the boiling for 1½ hours.
  • To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.
  • * 2005 , Lois Jones, EasyJet: the story of Britain's biggest low-cost airline (page 192)
  • Easyjet said the compensation package for passengers bumped off flights was 'probably the most flawed piece of European legislation in recent years'...
  • To move the time of a scheduled event.
  • * 2010 , Nancy Conner, Matthew MacDonald, Office 2010: The Missing Manual , p. 332:
  • A colleague emails with news that her 4:30 meeting got bumped to 3:30.
  • (archaic) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise; to boom.
  • * Dryden
  • as a bittern bumps within a reed

    Derived terms

    * bump and grind * bump into * bump off * bump up * English 4chan slang ----




  • (jump)

  • jump


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) , from (etyl) {{m, ine-pro, *g??emb-, , to spring, hop, jump}}. Cognate with (etyl) . Related to (l).


    (en verb)
  • To propel oneself rapidly upward, downward and/or in any horizontal direction such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
  • The boy jumped over a fence.
    Kangaroos are known for their ability to jump high.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square.
  • To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
  • She is going to jump from the diving board.
  • To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap.
  • to jump a stream
  • To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  • To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
  • The sudden sharp sound made me jump .
  • To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
  • The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop.
  • To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.
  • I hate it when people jump the queue.
  • To attack suddenly and violently.
  • The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.
  • To engage in sexual intercourse.
  • The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.
  • To cause to jump.
  • The rider jumped the horse over the fence.
  • To move the distance between two opposing subjects.
  • To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it.
  • (cycling) To increase speed aggressively and without warning.
  • (obsolete) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
  • * Shakespeare
  • to jump a body with a dangerous physic
  • (smithwork) To join by a buttweld.
  • To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
  • (quarrying) To bore with a jumper.
  • (obsolete) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; followed by with .
  • * Shakespeare
  • It jumps with my humour.
    * (propel oneself upwards) leap, spring * (cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall) jump down, jump off * (employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location) skydive * (react to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body violently) flinch, jerk, jump out of one's skin, leap out of one's skin, twitch * (To engage in sexual intercourse) hump, jump someone's bones
    Derived terms
    * jumped-up * jumper * jumpily * jumpy * jump about * jump around * jump at * jump down * jump down someone's throat * jump for joy * jump in * jump in one's skin * jump leads * jump off * jump on * jump out * jump out at * jump up * jump out of one's skin * jump rope * jump seat * jump ship * jump shot * jump-start * jump suit * jump the gun * jump the shark See also'' jumped''', '''jumper''' ''and'' ' jumping


    (en noun)
  • The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
  • * John Locke
  • To advance by jumps .
  • An effort; an attempt; a venture.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Our fortune lies / Upon this jump .
  • (mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
  • (architecture) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
  • An instance of propelling oneself upwards.
  • The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane.
  • An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
  • There were a couple of jumps from the bridge.
  • An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  • She was terrified before the jump , but was thrilled to be skydiving.
  • An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
  • A jumping move in a board game.
  • the knight's jump in chess
  • A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) used to make a video game character jump (propel itself upwards).
  • Press jump to start.
  • (sports, horses) An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.
  • Heartless managed the scale the first jump but fell over the second.
  • An early start or an advantage.
  • He got a jump on the day because he had laid out everything the night before.
    Their research department gave them the jump on the competition.
  • (mathematics) A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.
  • (science fiction) An instance of faster-than-light travel, not observable from ordinary space.
  • Synonyms
    * (instance of propelling oneself into the air) leap * (instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location) * (instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location) * (instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body) flinch, jerk, twitch
    Derived terms
    * high jump * * * jump drive * jump jet * jump rope * long jump * triple jump * Walleye jump


  • (obsolete) exactly; precisely
  • * Marcellus, in "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 1, l 64-65
  • Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour,
    With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Exact; matched; fitting; precise.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • jump names

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) and English jupon.


    (en noun)
  • A kind of loose jacket for men.
  • (in plural) A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.
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