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15:00 Nov 29, 2013
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English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / To Reach Japan
English term or phrase: jump
Dear all,
I quote from "To Reach Japan" by Alice Munro:
"... then he and Greta took Katy back to the compartment, where she fell asleep between them, asleep in the very middle of a jump. They opened the compartment curtain to get more air, now that there was no danger of the child's falling out."
Does this have anything to do with the movements of the train, or it's something else?
Many thanks.
Ahmad Hosseinzadeh
Iran
Local time: 01:55
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Summary of answers provided
4so tired she went to jump and fell asleep in mid jump
airmailrpl
4cntrast state
acetran


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cntrast state


Explanation:
Just like Sun Tzu (Art of War) describes peace as "an interruption in war." So, peace is between 2 wars. Similarly, sleep is in between jump.

acetran
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
so tired she went to jump and fell asleep in mid jump


Explanation:
asleep in the very middle of a jump => so tired she went to jump and fell asleep in mid jump

airmailrpl
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