verb (used without object)

  1. to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper.

verb (used with object)

  1. to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high-jumping his own height.

noun Track.

  1. a field event in which athletes, using a running start, compete in jumping for height over a crossbar supported by two upright poles.
  2. a jump for height made in this event.


    1. the high jumpan athletic event in which a competitor has to jump over a high bar set between two vertical supports
    2. (as modifier)high-jump techniques
  1. be for the high jump British informal to be liable to receive a severe reprimand or punishment

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