juke

verb
\ ˈjük How to pronounce juke (audio) \
juked; juking

Definition of juke

transitive verb

: to fake out of position (as in football)

intransitive verb

: to juke someone

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Examples of juke in a Sentence

He juked a couple of defenders and scored. She juked and weaved around the defense.
Recent Examples on the Web As a youngster, Wallace had a knack for playing the piano, a talent that took him to juke joints on the Chitlin’ Circuit with his brother, who played guitar. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Feb. 2022 His fellow receivers elevated their play accordingly, Lamb caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage, only to juke out Saints defenders to the tune of a 33-yard gain. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2021 Lewis did the rest, making several great moves to juke defenders down the left sideline to give the Cardinals at 7-0 lead with 11:27 left in the half. Mike Frainie, baltimoresun.com, 20 Nov. 2021 Companies that disclose information open themselves up to judgment and criticism, which incentivizes them to juke the stats. Alison Taylor, Quartz, 30 June 2021 The ability to move side to side and potentially juke someone is also great for rundowns in baseball or a running back shedding a tackler in football. Chris Hachey, BGR, 6 May 2021 The ability to move side to side and potentially juke someone is also great for rundowns in baseball or a running back shedding a tackler in football. Chris Hachey, BGR, 6 May 2021 The ability to move side to side and potentially juke someone is also great for rundowns in baseball or a running back shedding a tackler in football. Chris Hachey, BGR, 6 May 2021 As Vaz tracked him with the ball in his glove, McCants headed back to second and tried to juke around him, but Vaz made a diving tag to record the out. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of juke

1967, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for juke

probably alteration of English dialect jouk to cheat, deceive

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“Juke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juke. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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