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- to give a little shake, shove, or jerk to
- to nudge
- to shake up or revive (a person's memory)
- to cause to jog
Origin: Middle 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
- jogger noun
- 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: var. of jag
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verb jogged jogged, jog·ging, jogs verb, transitive
- 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: Perhaps 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.
- jogˈger noun
- A protruding or receding part in a surface or line.
- An abrupt change in direction: a jog in the road.
Origin: Variant of jag1.