The fox jumped over a log to avoid the wolf.

Meaning: The fox jumped over the log to get away from the wolf.

Choice of Words: To jump means to move quickly into the air by pushing off the ground with your feet. A log is a long piece of wood that has been cut from a tree. When you put them together, "jumped over a log" means that the fox pushed off the ground with its feet and went over the log.

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