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noun as in heebie-jeebies

noun as in jitters

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Example Sentences

She jumps on his back, mock-choking him and covering his eyes.

But this war jumps from city to city, depending the threat of the day.

Are you the kind of criminal who steals a plane and then jumps without a parachute from high over a body of water?

Seventeen-year-old Kai Dionne jumps into a half-frozen river to save his dog, Talia, and the 24-hour drama begins.

Helen jumps, and her mother backs away, letting her fall to the ground.

Haggard had disappeared with the celerity of a harlequin who jumps through a trap.

Who can explain the sixth sense that warns a night-herder of a stampede a moment before the herd jumps off the bed-ground?

Jumps due to shifting of the mirror are characterized by a gentle, gliding motion.

Their motion is like that of the gibbon when in haste, a series of jumps or swings between the supporting arms.

These jumps are sometimes quite large—as much as one-sixteenth of an inch or 1.


On this page you'll find 327 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jumps, such as: angst, apprehension, concern, disquiet, doubt, and dread.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.