- "Now that energy spike forced our outgoing wormhole to jump to another Stargate that was relatively close by."
- —Samantha Carter
A "jump" is the term coined by SG-1 for the transfer of an active wormhole from one Stargate to another. The phenomenon was first observed as a result of Goa'uld weapons fire striking an outgoing gate on P4A-771 while SG-1 attempted to escape back to Earth; the energy caused the wormhole to jump from the alpha Stargate in the SGC to the beta gate, then located inside a glacier in Antarctica. Captain Samantha Carter compared this to a lightning bolt jumping from point to point in mid-strike. (SG1: "Solitudes")
After dialing P3W-451 which was being sucked into a newly-formed black hole, Carter came up with the plan to use a shaped charge to make the wormhole jump to another Stargate as it was impossible to disconnect it. Though Colonel Frank Cromwell died in the process, the plan was successful and the wormhole jumped from P3W-451 to P2A-870 after which it was finally shut down. (SG1: "A Matter of Time")