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bungee jumping Explained

bungee jumping at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] a sport in which you jump off something very high with a long length of special rope that stretches tied to your legs, so that you go up again without touching the ground// -- bungee jump n [C] -- bungee jumper n [C] //

bungee jumping at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Sport in which the jumper falls from a high place with a rubber ("bungee") cord attached both to his or her feet and to the jump site, and, after a period of headfirst free fall, is bounced partway back when the cord rebounds from its maximum stretch. It traces its roots to the "land diving" practiced on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, in which divers jump off a high tower, their feet connected to it by a vine whose length is calculated to allow the jumper to fall until his hair just brushes the ground below. The Oxford Dangerous Sports Club, inspired by reports of the Pentecost Island divers, made the first Western bungee jumps, and bungee jumping was first offered commercially to the public in New Zealand in 1988.

bungee jumping at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U] a sport in which a person jumps from a high place, such as a bridge or a cliff, with a long elastic rope (called a bungee) tied to their feet:
to go bungee jumping
bungee jump noun:
to do / make a bungee jump

bungee jumping at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » En-us-bungee-jumping.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=bungee jumping
  • The activity of jumping from a great height with an elasticated cord attached to the ankles.

    Derived terms

    * bungee jump
    • bungee jumper

      Related terms

      * bungee cord

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » jumping from a great height with a cord
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|蹦極|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|蹦极|tr=bèngjí|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|benjihyppääminen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|saut à l’élastique|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Bungeespringen|n, Inter: t- » de|Bungeejumping|n, Inter: t+ » de|Bungee-Jumping|n


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|バンジージャンプ|tr=banjījanpu|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|банджи-джампинг|m|tr=bándži-džámping|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|góming|m, Inter: t- » es|bungy jumping, Inter: t- » es|bungy, Inter: t- » es|bungee jumping, Inter: t- » es|salto elástico|m, Inter: t+ » es|puentismo|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » bungee jumping
    Translation: fi » bungee jumping