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juggle

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verb jug·gle \ˈjə-gəl\

Definition of juggle

juggled

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juggling

play \ˈjə-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to perform the tricks of a juggler

  3. 2 :  to engage in manipulation especially in order to achieve a desired end

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to handle or deal with usually several things (such 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

  6. 2a :  to practice deceit or trickery on :  beguileb :  to manipulate or rearrange especially in order to achieve a desired end juggle an account to hide a loss

  7. 3a :  to toss in the manner of a jugglerb :  to hold or balance precariously

Examples of juggle in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of juggle

Middle English jogelen, from Anglo-French jugler, from Latin joculari to jest, joke, from joculus, diminutive of jocus joke


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juggle

noun jug·gle

Definition of juggle

  1. :  an act or instance of juggling:a :  a trick of magicb :  a show of manual dexterityc :  an act of manipulation especially to achieve a desired end

Examples of juggle in a Sentence

  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

1664


JUGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

juggle

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verb

Definition of juggle for English Language Learners

  • : 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


JUGGLE Defined for Kids

juggle

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verb jug·gle \ˈjə-gəl\

Definition of juggle for Students

juggled

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juggling

  1. 1 :  to keep several things moving in the air at the same time

  2. 2 :  to work or do (several things) at the same time She juggles work and school.

juggler

\ˈjəg-lər\ noun


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