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jog Line breaks: jog
Pronunciation: /dʒɒɡ/

Definition of jog in English:

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, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope;
go jogging
1.1(Of a horse) move at a slow trot: they caught and saddled their horses and jogged up to the high grass moorland
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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: 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.
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.
Synonyms

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: he gave her a jog with his elbow

Phrasal verbs

jog along

1
Continue in a steady, uneventful way: our marriage worked and we jogged along
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  • If nothing else, the song jogs along to a fun, poppy beat.
  • 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.
Synonyms
continue, proceed, go, go on, carry on

jog on

2
1 another way of saying jog along. Phelps’s life jogged on in this fashion until spring
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  • The couple jogged on without quarrelling for about three years.
  • She went back to live with her sister in Croydon, and things jogged on much the same as ever at home.
  • Things jogged on like this for the next nine to ten years.
2 [usually in imperative] British informal Go away (used as expression of anger or irritation): I really want to go and see the show but for an £8.75 booking fee they can jog on!
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  • Jog on, you muppets, leave them alone!
  • Now jog on and keep your stupid comments for your rich, clueless associates.
  • Do yourself and everyone else a favour, and just jog on, sonny.

Phrases

jog someone's memory

1
Cause someone to remember something suddenly: I wanted to see if the clothes would jog her memory
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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, arouse;

Origin

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

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  • One of the most visible changes in society since the 1960s has been the number of joggers pounding round the streets. Few joggers will be aware that the original meaning of jog was ‘to stab’. The word is related to jag, as in jagged (Late Middle English), and in Scotland and northern England to jag is still ‘to prick’. The ‘stab’ sense was medieval; after that jog meant ‘to shake or push’ or ‘to give a gentle nudge’, and also ‘to walk or ride in a heavy or jolting way, trudge’.

Words that rhyme with jog

agog, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, log, nog, prog, slog, smog, snog, sprog, tautog, tog, trog

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