juke

verb \ ˈjük \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of juke

juked; juking
transitive verb
:to fake out of position (as in football)
intransitive verb
:to juke someone

Examples of juke in a Sentence

  1. He juked a couple of defenders and scored.

  2. She juked and weaved around the defense.

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Origin and Etymology of juke

probably alteration of English dialect jouk to cheat, deceive

juke Synonyms

Synonyms
deke, fake, fake out
Related Words
dodge, evade, sidestep, slip; pump-fake, stutter-step; maneuver (around)

JUKE Defined for English Language Learners

juke

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Definition of juke for English Language Learners

  • sports : to make a false movement in order to deceive (an opponent)


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