- running at a slow regular pace usually over a long distance as part of an exercise routine
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- to move or shake with a push or jerk:[~ + object]He jogged my arm as he walked past.
- to rouse (the memory) to alertness:[~ + object]hearing the name jogged his memory of an earlier time.
- to (cause a horse to) go at a steady trot, or at a slow, steady pace: [~ + object]The jockey jogged the horse.[no object]The horse jogged around the track.
- to run at a slow, steady pace:[no object]He liked to jog in the park every morning.
- a shake;
nudge:a little jog from behind.
- a reminder:a jog to the memory.
- an act or instance of jogging:to go for a jog.
- a jogging pace:proceeding at a slow jog.
jog2 /dʒɑg/USA pronunciation n., v., jogged, jog•ging.
- a bend or turn.
v. [no object]
- to bend or turn:The road jogs to the left up ahead.
- to move or shake with a push or jerk:The horseman jogged the reins lightly.
- 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.
- to push slightly, as to arouse the attention;
nudge:She jogged his elbow when she wanted to be introduced to one of his friends.
- to stir or jolt into activity or alertness, as by a hint or reminder:to jog a person's memory.
- to cause (a horse) to go at a steady trot.
- Printingto align the edges of (a stack of sheets of paper of the same size) by gently tapping.
- to run at a leisurely, slow pace, esp. as an outdoor exercise:He jogs two miles every morning to keep in shape.
- to run or ride at a steady trot:They jogged to the stable.
- to move with a jolt or jerk:Her briefcase jogged against her leg as she walked.
- to go or travel with a jolting pace or motion:The clumsy cart jogged down the bumpy road.
- to go in a desultory or humdrum fashion (usually fol. by on or along):He just jogged along, getting by however he could.
- a shake;
- a steady trot, as of a horse.
- an act, instance, or period of jogging:to go for a jog before breakfast.
- a jogging pace:He approached us at a jog.
- blend of, blended jot to jog (now dialect, dialectal) and shog to shake, jog (late Middle English shoggen) 1540–50
jog2 ( jog),USA pronunciation n., v., jogged, jog•ging.
- an irregularity of line or surface;
- a bend or turn:a country road full of sudden jogs.
- Show Business[Theat.]a narrow flat placed at right angles to another flat to make a corner, used esp. in sets representing an interior.
- to bend or turn:The road jogs to the right beyond those trees.
- variant of jag1 1705–15
- (intransitive) to run or move slowly or at a jog trot, esp for physical exercise
- (intr; followed by on or along) to continue in a plodding way
- (transitive) to jar or nudge slightly; shake lightly
- (transitive) to remind; stimulate: please jog my memory
- the act of jogging
- a slight jar or nudge
- a jogging motion; trot