verb jug·gle \ˈjə-gəl\

: to keep several objects in motion in the air at the same time by repeatedly throwing and catching them

: to do (several things) at the same time

: to make changes to (something) in order to achieve a desired result

jug·gledjug·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of JUGGLE

intransitive verb
:  to perform the tricks of a juggler
:  to engage in manipulation especially in order to achieve a desired end
transitive verb
a :  to practice deceit or trickery on :  beguile
b :  to manipulate or rearrange especially in order to achieve a desired end <juggle an account to hide a loss>
a :  to toss in the manner of a juggler
b :  to hold or balance precariously
:  to handle or deal with usually several things (as obligations) at one time so as to satisfy often competing requirements <juggle the responsibilities of family life and full-time job — Jane S. Gould>

Examples of JUGGLE

  1. He is learning to juggle.
  2. He juggled four balls at once.
  3. She somehow manages to juggle a dozen tasks at once.
  4. It can be hard to juggle family responsibilities and the demands of a full-time job.
  5. I'll have to juggle my schedule a bit to get this all to work out.

Origin of JUGGLE

Middle English jogelen, from Anglo-French jugler, from Latin joculari to jest, joke, from joculus, diminutive of jocus joke
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with JUGGLE



Definition of JUGGLE

:  an act or instance of juggling:
a :  a trick of magic
b :  a show of manual dexterity
c :  an act of manipulation especially to achieve a desired end

Examples of JUGGLE

  1. <a temporary suspension of the gas tax was just a crowd-pleasing juggle that was not a long-term solution to the energy problem>

First Known Use of JUGGLE


Rhymes with JUGGLE

JUGGLING Defined for Kids


verb jug·gle \ˈjə-gəl\

Definition of JUGGLE for Kids

:  to keep several things moving in the air at the same time
:  to work or do (several things) at the same time <She juggles work and school.>
jug·gler \ˈjəg-lər\ noun


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