[ jog ]
/ dʒɒg /
verb (used with object), jogged, jog·ging.
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.
verb (used without object), jogged, jog·ging.
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.
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Origin of jog1
1540–50; blend of jot to jog (now dial.) and shog to shake, jog (late Middle English shoggen)
Related formsjog·ger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jog on (1 of 3)
slang go away
British Dictionary definitions for jog on (2 of 3)
/ (dʒɒɡ) /
verb jogs, jogging or jogged
(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
C14: probably variant of shog to shake, influenced by dialect jot to jolt
British Dictionary definitions for jog on (3 of 3)
/ (dʒɒɡ) /
noun US and Canadian
a sharp protruding point in a surface; jag
a sudden change in course or direction
Word Origin for jog
C18: probably variant of jag 1
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