Idiom:  jump in

Meaning

Idiom:  jump in

  1. to quickly get involved in something
  2. to interrupt somebody when they're talking


Example sentences

  • Fee free to jump in and help us with the yard work.
  • Without thinking, that man just jumped in and helped rescue two children from the fire.
  • All of these files need to be put in boxes, so could some of you please jump in and get started please?
  • My new assistant is excellent because he just jumps right in and takes action rather than waiting for me to tell him what to do.
  • Our speaker arrived 15 minutes late so I was grateful when my colleague jumped in and facilitated the meeting until she arrived.
  • When somebody tried to grab my purse a stranger jumped in to protect me.
  • Don’t try to jump in when your mother and I are talking.
  • Did you notice how my colleague jumps in whenever I'm talking to disagree with me?
  • I'm sorry to jump in but you've got a call on line two.
  • I was grateful my supervisor jumped in to defend me when the customer was yelling at me.

Synonyms

getting quickly involved:

  • jump in with both feet
  • get in on the act

interrupting a conversation:

  • butt in
  • cut in 
  • barge in

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