jog

1 [jog]
verb (used with object), jogged, jogging.
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.
Printing. to align the edges of (a stack of sheets of paper of the same size) by gently tapping.
verb (used without object), jogged, jogging.
7.
to run at a leisurely, slow pace, especially as an outdoor exercise: He jogs two miles every morning to keep in shape.
8.
to run or ride at a steady trot: They jogged to the stable.
9.
to move with a jolt or jerk: Her briefcase jogged against her leg as she walked.
10.
to go or travel with a jolting pace or motion: The clumsy cart jogged down the bumpy road.
11.
to go in a desultory or humdrum fashion (usually followed by on or along ): He just jogged along, getting by however he could.
noun
12.
a shake; slight push; nudge.
13.
a steady trot, as of a horse.
14.
an act, instance, or period of jogging: to go for a jog before breakfast.
15.
a jogging pace: He approached us at a jog.

Origin:
1540–50; blend of jot to jog (now dial.) and shog to shake, jog (late Middle English shoggen)

jogger, noun
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jog

2 [jog]
noun
1.
an irregularity of line or surface; projection; notch.
2.
a bend or turn: a country road full of sudden jogs.
3.
Theater. a narrow flat placed at right angles to another flat to make a corner, used especially in sets representing an interior.
verb (used without object), jogged, jogging.
4.
to bend or turn: The road jogs to the right beyond those trees.

Origin:
1705–15; variant of jag1

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jog1 (dʒɒɡ)
 
vb , jogs, jogging, jogged
1.  (intr) to run or move slowly or at a jog trot, esp for physical exercise
2.  (intr; foll by on or along) to continue in a plodding way
3.  (tr) to jar or nudge slightly; shake lightly
4.  (tr) to remind; stimulate: please jog my memory
5.  (tr) printing to even up the edges of (a stack of paper); square up
 
n
6.  the act of jogging
7.  a slight jar or nudge
8.  a jogging motion; trot
 
[C14: probably variant of shog to shake, influenced by dialect jot to jolt]

jog2 (dʒɒɡ)
 
n
1.  a sharp protruding point in a surface; jag
2.  a sudden change in course or direction
 
[C18: probably variant of jag1]

jogging (ˈdʒɒɡɪŋ)
 
n
running at a slow regular pace usually over a long distance as part of an exercise routine

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jog
1540s, "to shake up and down," perhaps altered from M.E. shoggen "to shake, jolt, move with a jerk," of uncertain origin. Meanings "shake," "stir up by hint," and "walk or ride with a jolting pace" are from 16c. The main modern sense is attested from 1560s but mostly dates from 1948; at first a training
regimen for athletes, it became a fad c.1967.
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Example sentences
By midmorning, she might take a jogging break with a neighbor.
The people who are in cities now deserve to have parks, bicycle lanes, jogging
  trails.
Recreation paths specifically built for roller blades, jogging, and biking.
He works, tends a small forest of potted plants, and spends hours a day jogging
  and doing breathing exercises.
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