To give up crime and violence; adhere to the law: tells why he decided to ”jump smooth” (1950s+ Street gang)
- Jump someone in
verb phrase To initiate a gang member by beating: Gang members asked if she wanted to be ”jumped in” to their gang (1990s+ Street gangs)
- Jump someone out
verb phrase To eject someone from a gang, usually with beating: So I didn’t have to go through the beat-down or be jumped out (practices in which the gang members are physically beaten if they decide to leave) (1990s+ Street gangs)
noun, Electricity. 1. 1 (def 2).
[juhmp-stahrt] /ˈdʒʌmpˌstɑrt/ noun 1. Also, jump. Automotive. the starting of an internal-combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery by means of booster cables. verb (used with object) 2. to give a jump-start to: to jump-start an engine. 3. to enliven or revive: to jump-start a sluggish economy. verb 1. to start the engine […]