Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[juhg-uh l] /ˈdʒʌg əl/

verb (used with object), juggled, juggling.
to keep (several objects, as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching.
to hold, catch, carry, or balance precariously; almost drop and then catch hold again:
The center fielder juggled the ball but finally made the catch.
to alter or manipulate in order to deceive, as by subterfuge or trickery:
to juggle the business accounts; to juggle the facts.
to manage or alternate the requirements of (two or more tasks, responsibilities, activities, etc.) so as to handle each adequately:
to juggle the obligations of job and school.
verb (used without object), juggled, juggling.
to perform feats of manual or bodily dexterity, as tossing up and keeping in continuous motion a number of balls, plates, knives, etc.
to use artifice or trickery.
the act or fact of juggling.
to throw and catch (several objects) continuously so that most are in the air all the time, as an entertainment
to arrange or manipulate (facts, figures, etc) so as to give a false or misleading picture
(transitive) to keep (several activities) in progress, esp with difficulty
an act of juggling

late 14c., “entertain by clowning or doing tricks,” back-formation from juggler and in part from Old French jogler “play tricks, sing songs,” from Late Latin ioculare (source of Italian giocolare), from Latin ioculari “to jest” (see jocular). Related: Juggled; juggling.


To alter, esp with a view to deception and advantage: Owners Might Juggle Lineup Before Facing Players/ They discovered that the CEO had been juggling the books (1813+)


Read Also:

  • Juggler

    [juhg-ler] /ˈdʒʌg lər/ noun 1. a person who performs feats, as with balls or knives. 2. a person who deceives by trickery; trickster. /ˈdʒʌɡlə/ noun 1. a person who juggles, esp a professional entertainer 2. a person who fraudulently manipulates facts or figures n. c.1100, iugulere “jester, buffoon,” also “wizard, sorcerer,” from Old English geogelere […]

  • Jugglery

    [juhg-luh-ree] /ˈdʒʌg lə ri/ noun, plural juggleries. 1. the art or practice of a , especially sleight of hand. 2. the performance of feats. 3. any trickery or deception.

  • Juggling eggs

    Keeping a lot of state in your head while modifying a program. “Don’t bother me now, I’m juggling eggs”, means that an interrupt is likely to result in the program’s being scrambled. In the classic first-contact SF novel “The Mote in God’s Eye”, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, an alien describes a very difficult […]

  • Jughandle

    noun A tightly curved portion of road shaped like the handle of a jug, used for making turns from and into a busy highway (1961+)

Disclaimer: Juggle definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.