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[ juhg - uh l ] SHOW IPA / ˈdʒʌg əl / PHONETIC RESPELLING New Word List Word List Save This Word! See synonyms for: juggle / juggling on Thesaurus.com 📓 High School Level This shows grade level based on the word's complexity. verb (used with object), jug·gled, jug·gling. to keep (several objects, as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching. to hold, catch, carry, or balance precariously; almost drop and then catch hold again: The center fielder juggled the ball but finally made the catch. to alter or manipulate in order to deceive, as by subterfuge or trickery: to juggle the business accounts; to juggle the facts. to manage or alternate the requirements of (two or more tasks, responsibilities, activities, etc.) so as to handle each adequately: to juggle the obligations of job and school. SEE MORE SEE LESS verb (used without object), jug·gled, jug·gling. to perform feats of manual or bodily dexterity, as tossing up and keeping in continuous motion a number of balls, plates, knives, etc. to use artifice or trickery. noun the act or fact of juggling. QUIZ WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS? Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck! Question 1 of 7 Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift. who whom TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT

Origin of juggle

1350–1400; Middle English jog ( e ) len Old French jogler to serve as buffoon or jester Late Latin joculāre to joke (replacing Latin joculārī ), equivalent to Latin jocul ( us ) ( joc ( us ) joke + -ulus -ule ) + -āre infinitive suffix


jug·gling·ly, adverb outjuggle, verb (used with object), out·jug·gled, out·jug·gling. un·jug·gled, adjective

Words nearby juggle

Jugendstil , jugful , jugged hare , Juggernaut , juggins , juggle , juggler , jugglery , jughead , juglandaceous , Jugoslav Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

Words related to juggle

alter , shuffle , beguile , betray , bluff , change , conjure , delude , disguise , doctor , fix , humbug , maneuver , manipulate , misrepresent , modify , trim , double-cross , illude , take in

How to use juggle in a sentence

His thankfully negative result took 48 hours to come in, resulting in two days of missed camp and the all too familiar work-parenting juggle .

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He hopes to go to Stanford and major in computer science, but for now he has to juggle homework with his online vigilante persona.

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Even if you think they're evil enough to juggle the jobs figures, it's probably too late to do the president any good.

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Well, a bear can juggle and stand on a ball and he's talented, but he's not famous.

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When they did, the guys suddenly had two sets of girls at the house to juggle , and neither pair knew about the other.

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He managed to juggle a challenging workload and foster good relations among officials at various agencies.

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A frind iv mine wanst got full iv kerosene an' attempted to juggle a polisman.

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Through her tears his meagre face showed as a seraph's who spoke the truth and forbade her to juggle with her soul.

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He was all in white, his waistcoat had long sleeves, and every minute it seemed as if he must begin to juggle with glasses.

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He couldn't even juggle one foot backward and forward without correction.

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My thoughts merely revel and juggle with them, picture and legend—they are pastimes of my child-self.


British Dictionary definitions for juggle

juggle / ( ˈdʒʌɡ ə l ) / verb to throw and catch (several objects) continuously so that most are in the air all the time, as an entertainment to arrange or manipulate (facts, figures, etc) so as to give a false or misleading picture (tr) to keep (several activities) in progress, esp with difficulty noun an act of juggling

Derived forms of juggle

jugglery , noun

Word Origin for juggle

C14: from Old French jogler to perform as a jester, from Latin joculārī to jest, from jocus a jest Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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