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.
Pronunciation: (hī'jump"), [key]
to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper.
to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high-jumping his own height.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.