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Definition of the high jump noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the high jump

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ðə ˈhaɪ dʒʌmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˈhaɪ dʒʌmp//
 
[singular] Athletics
 
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  • a sporting event in which people try to jump over a high bar that is gradually raised higher and higher She won a silver medal in the high jump. See related entries: Athletics
  • Idioms (British English, informal) to be going to be severely punished If I catch you cheating, you’ll be for the high jump. See related entries: Athletics
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the high jump