Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1A jump in an upward direction.spring, jump, jump up, bound, dart
- 1.1An informal Caribbean dance or celebration.‘I'd wolfed down a small bowl of cereal early Saturday morning and darted into the city to pick up last-minute Carnival regalia before the Monday jump-up: spray paint, glitter, cosmetics and stockings.’
party, function, gathering, event, affair, occasion, festivities, festival, fete, carnival, gala, jamboree
- ‘St Lucia's carnival was traditionally held in February as a pre-Lenten jump-up.’
- ‘The director added that the two-day jump-up is not the its central thrust as it is more concerned with the development of Carnival.’
- ‘As I drove to work on Friday morning, the last mentioned was bemoaning the fact that local calypsonians seem to vanish the minute the street jump-ups are over.’
- ‘They must understand that it is not sufficient for them simply to march and then go to Woodford Square for a jump-up.’
- 1.1An informal Caribbean dance or celebration.
2Australian informal An escarpment.
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