jog

verb (1)
\ ˈjäg How to pronounce jog (audio) , ˈjȯg \
jogged; jogging

Definition of jog

 (Entry 1 of 4)

intransitive verb

1a : to run or ride at a slow trot
b : to go at a slow, leisurely, or monotonous pace : trudge
2 : to move up and down or about with a short heavy motion his … holster jogging against his hip— Thomas Williams

transitive verb

1 : to rouse to alertness jogged his memory
2 : to give a slight shake or push to : nudge
3 : to cause (an animal, such as a horse) to go at a jog
4 : to align the edges of (piled sheets of paper) by hitting or shaking against a flat surface

jog

noun (1)

Definition of jog (Entry 2 of 4)

1a : a movement, pace, or instance of jogging (as for exercise)
b : a horse's slow measured trot
2 : a slight shake : nudge

jog

noun (2)

Definition of jog (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : a brief abrupt change in direction
2a : a projecting or retreating part (as of a line or surface)
b : the space in the angle of a jog

jog

verb (2)
jogged; jogging

Definition of jog (Entry 4 of 4)

intransitive verb

: to make a jog the road jogs to the right

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Other Words from jog

Verb (1)

jogger \ ˈjä-​gər How to pronounce jog (audio) , ˈjȯ-​ \ noun

Synonyms for jog

Synonyms: Verb (1)

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First Known Use of jog

Verb (1)

1548, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

Noun (1)

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Verb (2)

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jog

Verb (1)

probably alteration of shog

Noun (2)

probably alteration of jag entry 2

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jog

jog along

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jog

verb
\ ˈjäg How to pronounce jog (audio) \
jogged; jogging

Kids Definition of jog

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to go or cause to go at a slow run The dog jogged along.
2 : to run slowly (as for exercise)
3 : to give a slight shake or push to : nudge I jogged her awake.
4 : to make more alert Let me jog your memory.

Other Words from jog

jogger noun

jog

noun

Kids Definition of jog (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a slow run
2 : a slight shake or push
3 : a slow jerky gait (as of a horse)

jog

noun

Kids Definition of jog (Entry 3 of 3)

: a short change in direction We came to a jog in a road.

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