- to give a little shake, shove, or jerk to
- to nudge
- to stir or revive (a person's memory)
- to cause to jog
Origin of jogMiddle English joggen, to spur (a horse), variant, variety of jaggen, to jag
- to move along at a slow, steady, jolting pace or trot; specif., to engage in jogging as a form of exercise
- to go (on or along) in a steady, slow, heavy manner
- a little shake, shove, or nudge
- a slow, steady, jolting motion or trot
- an act or instance of jogging
- a projecting or notched part, esp. one at right angles, in a surface or line
- a sharp, temporary change of direction, as in a road or one's course
Origin of jogvariant, variety of jag
- A protruding or receding part in a surface or line.
- An abrupt change in direction: a jog in the road.
intransitive verbjogged, jog·ging, jogs
Origin of jogVariant of jag1.
verbjogged, jog·ging, jogs
- To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar: a rough wagon ride that jogged the passengers.
- To give a push or shake to; nudge: jogged her dozing companion with her elbow.
- To rouse or stimulate as if by nudging: an old photo that might jog your memory.
- To cause (a horse) to move at a leisurely pace.
- To move with a jolting rhythm: The pack jogged against his back as he ran.
- a. To run or ride at a steady slow trot: jogged out to their positions on the playing field.b. Sports To run in such a way for sport or exercise.
- a. To go or travel at a slow or leisurely pace: The old car jogged along until it reached the hill.b. To proceed in a leisurely manner: “while his life was thus jogging easily along” (Duff Cooper).
- A slight push or shake; a nudge.
- A jogging movement or rhythm.
- A slow steady trot.
Origin of jogPerhaps alteration of Middle English shoggen, to shake, move with a jerk, perhaps alteration of shokken, to move rapidly, from Middle Low German schocken, to shake.
(third-person singular simple present jogs, present participle jogging, simple past and past participle jogged)
- To push slightly; to move or shake with a push or jerk, as to gain the attention of; to jolt.
- jog one's elbow
- To shake, stir or rouse.
- I tried desperately to jog my memory.
- (exercise (sport)) To move in an energetic trot.
- To cause to move at an energetic trot.
- to jog a horse
- To straighten stacks of paper by lightly tapping against a flat surface.
From earlier shog (“to jolt, shake”), from Middle English shoggen, schoggen (“to shake up and down, jog”), from Middle Dutch schocken (“to jolt, bounce”) or Middle Low German schoggen, schucken (“to shog”), from Old Saxon *skokkan (“to move”), from Proto-Germanic *skukkaną (“to move, shake, tremble”). More at shock.