Definition of jog in English:
verb (jogs, jogging, jogged)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.
late Middle English (in the sense 'stab, pierce'): variant of jag1.
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’.
- Continue in a steady, uneventful way: our marriage worked and we jogged alongMore example sentences
- 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.
- It can do much to alleviate children's pessimism about future prospects of happiness if they have godparents who are still jogging on cosily together.
- Things jogged on like this for the next nine to ten years.
- The festival season jogs on, and next weekend the Welsh hillsides will echo to the sounds of Dexys, Mogwai, Van Morrison, Metronomy, Feist, Scritti Politti and dozens of others.
- You are not the only person to have ever bought a season ticket, a shirt, a pie etc. and spent hours travelling up to Hull and back. Jog on!
- You can jog on if you think I give a toss about your hurt feelings.
- Why don't you all just jog on and let somebody run things properly.
jog someone's memory
- Cause someone to remember something suddenly: I wanted to see if the clothes would jog her memoryMore example sentences
- 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.
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