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Definition of jump rope noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


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  1. 1[countable] a piece of rope, usually with a handle at each end, that you hold, turn over your head and then jump over, for fun or for exercise
  2. 2[uncountable] the activity of jumping over a rope, for fun or for exercise The kids played jump rope during recess.
  3. Idioms
    jump/skip rope
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    to jump over a rope that is held at both ends by you or by two other people and is passed again and again over your head and under your feet She likes to jump rope as a warm-up. see also jump rope

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