jump = copulate with?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Nov 16 23:59:52 UTC 2005

But aren't "he jumped her" and "he copulated with her" equivalent,
because "jump" can be transitive and copulate only intransitive?  In
any case, the quote I (almost) have is about rams who "jump ... sheep".


At 11/16/2005 05:12 PM, you wrote:
>Oops! I nearly missed your point. I mean only that "jump" can mean
>"copulate," but not "copulate with," because you'd have to say "jump with,"
>if "copulate with" was meant.

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