Definition of jog in English:

jog

Syllabification: jog
Pronunciation: /jäɡ
 
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verb (jogs, jogging, jogged)

1 [no object] Run at a steady gentle pace, especially on a regular basis as a form of physical exercise: he began to jog along the road (as noun jogging) try cycling or gentle jogging
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  • And then, to my even greater astonishment, he turns and starts jogging back up the stairs.
  • I swirled around to face him and saw as he jogged up to catch up with me.
  • When I opened the door, I started jogging lightly up the stairs.
Synonyms
run slowly, trot, lope, dog-trot
dated jog-trot
1.1(Of a horse) move at a slow trot.
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  • In the Western Pleasure classes, horses must walk, jog and lope on the rail each direction, stop, and back willingly.
  • The rider may be leaning forward or using too much leg, which will cause the horse to jog faster.
  • They got my five-year-old daughter sitting and turning all the way around while the horse was jogging.
1.2Move in an unsteady way, typically slowly: the bus jogged and jolted
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  • Shake stacked sieves, vibrating, jogging, and jolting them to keep the sand in continuous motion for two minutes.
  • A removable battery cover may jolt a hard drive unacceptably when jogging, albeit imperceptibly to the user.
  • In an almost jogging rhythm, the song quickly turned into a ballad in which the audience was serenaded by the saxophone.
1.3 (jog along/on) Continue in a steady, uneventful way: our marriage worked, and we jogged along
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  • Clearly there was enough cooperation to allow the system to jog along - but not enough to satisfy higher authorities.
  • Not for him the calm certainties of jogging along with the mainstream church; he constantly sought certainty, even if it was of a negative kind.
  • After an 'incident' we jog along, sometimes for quite long periods, before there is a feeling of growing tension and I know there is going to be another outburst, after which the sequence repeats itself.
2 [with object] Nudge or knock slightly: a hand jogged his elbow
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  • I think he'll be a better candidate if he's jogged, nudged, challenged.
  • Angela notices my look and jogs my elbow a little.
  • On one occasion Chapman glowed with nostalgia, took a deep pull on his pipe, and jogged his narcoleptic friend's arm.

noun

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1A spell of jogging: his morning jog
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  • It was early enough so that there were very few tourists around, and the people who could be seen were like us, out for a morning jog or power walk.
  • Then she changes into workout clothes and we head out for a morning jog.
  • He has his diamonds and ankle weights on and he's going for a jog.
1.1 [in singular] A gentle running pace: he set off along the bank at a jog
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  • Feeling better, Noca increased her pace to a jog.
  • Her face automatically brightened and her pace increased into a jog.
  • In fact, she almost seemed to increase her pace to a jog, with Becky following suit a moment after her.
Synonyms
2A slight push or nudge.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'stab, pierce'): variant of jag1.

Phrases

jog someone's memory

Cause someone to remember something suddenly.
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  • It jogged my memory and I remembered an article I had read in a Sunday Observer sometime earlier this year, say in March or April.
  • Our petrolhead talk, however, has jogged his memory and he suddenly interrupts himself.
  • Something laughed outside the door, a poisonous sound that suddenly jogged his memory and mind.
Synonyms
stimulate, prompt, stir, activate, refresh; prod, jar, nudge

Derivatives

jogger

noun
More example sentences
  • And tomorrow night, the Central Park jogger will be with us.
  • I stopped every jogger I saw and they became my cheerleaders.
  • One morning about 6: 30 another jogger pounded on our door.

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