Definition of high jump in English:

high jump


  • An athletic event in which competitors jump over a bar that is raised until only one competitor can jump over it without dislodging it.

    • ‘Her weekend began in the best possible way with personal bests in her two weakest events, the 80m hurdles and the high jump.’
    • ‘He was very athletic and good at the high jump and long jump.’
    • ‘Rhodes went on to win both the long jump and high jump.’
    • ‘Coomber has competed at amateur level in both the high jump and long jump but never the pole vault.’
    • ‘He won gold medals in the long jump and the high jump and rounded off a marvellous display by taking bronze in the 60m sprint.’
    jump over, jump, vault over, vault, spring over, bound over, hurdle, cross over, sail over, leapfrog, high jump, clear, negotiate
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high jump

/ˈhī ˈˌjəmp/