- to move or shake with a push or jerk: The horseman jogged the reins lightly.
- to cause to function with a jolt for a moment or in a series of disconnected motions: He jogged the motor and started the machine.
- to push slightly, as to arouse the attention; nudge: She jogged his elbow when she wanted to be introduced to one of his friends.
- to stir or jolt into activity or alertness, as by a hint or reminder: to jog a person's memory.
- to cause (a horse) to go at a steady trot.
- Printing. to align the edges of (a stack of sheets of paper of the same size) by gently tapping.
- to run at a leisurely, slow pace, especially as an outdoor exercise: He jogs two miles every morning to keep in shape.
- to run or ride at a steady trot: They jogged to the stable.
- to move with a jolt or jerk: Her briefcase jogged against her leg as she walked.
- to go or travel with a jolting pace or motion: The clumsy cart jogged down the bumpy road.
- to go in a desultory or humdrum fashion (usually followed by on or along): He just jogged along, getting by however he could.
- a shake; slight push; nudge.
- a steady trot, as of a horse.
- an act, instance, or period of jogging: to go for a jog before breakfast.
- a jogging pace: He approached us at a jog.
Origin of jog1
- an irregularity of line or surface; projection; notch.
- a bend or turn: a country road full of sudden jogs.
- Theater. a narrow flat placed at right angles to another flat to make a corner, used especially in sets representing an interior.
- to bend or turn: The road jogs to the right beyond those trees.
Origin of jog2
Related Words for jogshove, whack, bounce, shake, dash, sprint, amble, lope, trot, prompt, agitate, arouse, nudge, jounce, suggest, jar, jolt, jiggle, jostle, prod
Examples from the Web for jog
Contemporary Examples of jog
It begins with forgetting lines in lectures and losing track of where she is on a jog, and gets worse.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory
September 14, 2014
He has also said he used to jog past the house bin Laden was hiding in.Don't Trust Musharraf
October 22, 2011
If you absolutely must jog your memory on all the details, you can check out handy FAQ from the spring.8 Questions About the New Rapture
David A. Graham
October 20, 2011
I know lots of people who jog with water bottles affixed to a fanny pack.Ranger Rick and the Coyote
Carol Flake Chapman
September 10, 2011
The governor and the dog were out for an early morning jog when a coyote suddenly appeared, growling at Rory.Rick Perry Just Might Run
Peter J. Boyer
May 27, 2011
Historical Examples of jog
I don't know but I'll jog along in that direction myself when it's over.In the Midst of Alarms
When it sticks anywhere, you'll have to try to give it a jog.Little Dorrit
They rode at a jog, keeping as much as possible in the shadow of the timber.The Coyote
She 'd not have thought it a hard lot in life just to jog on as she is.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
"So I may jog back again as I came," muttered he, as he drew on his gloves.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
- (intr) to run or move slowly or at a jog trot, esp for physical exercise
- (intr; foll by on or along) to continue in a plodding way
- (tr) to jar or nudge slightly; shake lightly
- (tr) to remind; stimulateplease jog my memory
- (tr) printing to even up the edges of (a stack of paper); square up
- the act of jogging
- a slight jar or nudge
- a jogging motion; trot
Word Origin for jog
- a sharp protruding point in a surface; jag
- a sudden change in course or direction
Word Origin for jog
1540s, "to shake up and down," perhaps altered from Middle English shoggen "to shake, jolt, move with a jerk" (late 14c.), of uncertain origin. Meanings "shake," "stir up by hint or push," and "walk or ride with a jolting pace" are from 16c. The main modern sense in reference to running as training mostly dates from 1948; at first a regimen for athletes, it became a popular fad c.1967. Perhaps this sense is extended from its use in horsemanship.
Jogging. The act of exercising, or working a horse to keep him in condition, or to prepare him for a race. There is no development in jogging, and it is wholly a preliminary exercise to bring the muscular organization to the point of sustained, determined action. [Samuel L. Boardman, "Handbook of the Turf," New York, 1910]
Related: Jogged; jogging. As a noun from 1610s.