verb (used with object)
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)
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.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English jog Related forms
< Old French jogler
to serve as buffoon or jester < Late Latin joculāre
to joke (replacing Latin joculārī
), equivalent to Latin jocul
+ -ulus -ule
) + -āre
outjuggle, verb (used with object), outjuggled, outjuggling.