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See definition of jump gun on Dictionary.com
  • as inprecipitous/precipitate
  • as inpresume
  • as injump the gun
  • as inanticipate

synonyms for jump gun

  • assume
  • count on
  • guess
  • infer
  • pretend
  • suppose
  • surmise
  • conclude
  • conjecture
  • consider
  • depend
  • figure
  • gather
  • posit
  • postulate
  • predicate
  • premise
  • presuppose
  • rely
  • speculate
  • think
  • trust
  • bank on
  • be afraid
  • jump the gun
  • take for granted
  • take it
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antonyms for jump gun

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  • careful
  • cautious
  • slow
  • calculate
  • disbelieve
  • doubt
  • measure
  • disregard
  • distrust
  • forget
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • abstain
    • doubt
    • be surprised
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    How to use jump gun in a sentence

    The sound of my step shall make your heart jump; a look from me shall make you dumb for an hour.
    CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
    This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    He turned at the sound of my voice with vastly more concern than he'd betrayed under the muzzle of Piegan's gun.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    And it did not take Squinty long to learn to jump the rope when there was no apple on the other side.
    SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
    It'll be beastly dull for her at The Warren, you see, poor girl; and she doesn't seem to jump at Spunyarn, though he does hang on.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    He was a good judge of men, that eagle-faced major; he knew that the slightest move with hostile intent would mean a smoking gun.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    Here Robinson suddenly turned pale, and, hastily reaching out for his gun, sprang to his feet.
    DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
    I begged him to come down here, but he wouldn't—says that his hand is no longer steady enough to hold a gun—it's awful!
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    Dan inserted the primer, pulled the lanyard and sent the contents of the gun into the ranks of the enemy.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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