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 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 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 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, 11 Mar. 2021 Between Chavis' brilliant runs, coming out of a traffic jam to juke his way for big yards, there was the Maricopa debut of quarterback Cip Childers, a transfer from Winslow. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 2 Oct. 2020 Punt returners will zig, zag and juke to create a crease. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, 30 Sep. 2020 Like a wrecking ball — one that can juke and sprint — Sullivan carried much of the offensive load Saturday in Kirtland’s 35-10 win at Shaker Heights with 149 yards and two TDs on 16 carries. Matt Goul, cleveland, 6 Sep. 2020

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“Juke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juke. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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juke

verb

English Language Learners Definition of juke

US, sports, informal : to make a false movement in order to deceive (an opponent)

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