Meaning of jog


Pronunciation: ( jog), [key]
— v., n. jogged, jog•ging,
  1. to move or shake with a push or jerk: The horseman jogged the reins lightly.
  2. to cause to function with a jolt for a moment or in a series of disconnected motions: He jogged the motor and started the machine.
  3. to push slightly, as to arouse the attention; nudge: She jogged his elbow when she wanted to be introduced to one of his friends.
  4. to stir or jolt into activity or alertness, as by a hint or reminder: to jog a person's memory.
  5. to cause (a horse) to go at a steady trot.
  6. to align the edges of (a stack of sheets of paper of the same size) by gently tapping.
  1. to run at a leisurely, slow pace, esp. as an outdoor exercise: He jogs two miles every morning to keep in shape.
  2. to run or ride at a steady trot: They jogged to the stable.
  3. to move with a jolt or jerk: Her briefcase jogged against her leg as she walked.
  4. to go or travel with a jolting pace or motion: The clumsy cart jogged down the bumpy road.
  5. to go in a desultory or humdrum fashion (usually fol. by on or along): He just jogged along, getting by however he could.
  1. a shake; slight push; nudge.
  2. a steady trot, as of a horse.
  3. an act, instance, or period of jogging: to go for a jog before breakfast.
  4. a jogging pace: He approached us at a jog.


Pronunciation: ( jog), [key]
— n., v., jogged, jog•ging.
  1. an irregularity of line or surface; projection; notch.
  2. a bend or turn: a country road full of sudden jogs.
  3. a narrow flat placed at right angles to another flat to make a corner, used esp. in sets representing an interior.
  1. to bend or turn: The road jogs to the right beyond those trees.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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