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juke

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[jook]Football.
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verb (used with object), juked, juk·ing.
  1. to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent).
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noun
  1. a fake or feint, usually intended to deceive a defensive player.
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Origin of juke

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spelling variant of jouk

juke

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[jook]
noun
  1. jukebox.
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Origin of juke

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by shortening
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Related Words for juke

skirt, avoid, evade, bypass, duck, fudge, deceive, outfox, outmaneuver, baffle, outdo, circumvent, bamboozle, shuffle, sidestep, elude, escape, ditch, hinder, prevent

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Word Origin and History for juke

n.

"roadhouse," 1935; see jukebox.

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v.

"to duck, dodge, feint," by 1971, variant of jook (q.v.). Related: Juked; juking.

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