• (British) IPA: /dʒɒɡ/
  • (America) IPA: /dʒɑɡ/

jog (plural jogs)

  1. An energetic trot, slower than a run, often used as a form of exercise.
  2. A sudden push or nudge.
  3. (theater) A flat placed perpendicularly to break up a flat surface.
    Synonyms: return piece
    • 1974, Earle Ernst, The Kabuki Theatre (page 143)
      This angle is somewhat more acute than that of the right and left walls of the Western box set; but unlike the walls of the box set, the Kabuki wall is never broken up by a jog or by a succession of jogs.
  • German: Joggen
  • Portuguese: jogging
  • Russian: трусца́
  • Spanish: trote cochinero

jog (jogs, present participle jogging; past and past participle jogged)

  1. To push slightly; to move or shake with a push or jerk, as to gain the attention of; to jolt.
    jog one's elbow
    • c. 1593, John Donne, Satire I,
      Now leaps he upright, Joggs me, and cryes: Do you see
      Yonder well favoured youth? Oh, ’tis hee
      That dances so divinely
    • 1725, Alexander Pope (translator), Homer’s Odyssey, London: Lintot, Volume 3, Book 14, p. 271,
      When now was wasted more than half the night,
      And the stars faded at approaching light;
      Sudden I jogg’d Ulysses, who was laid
      Fast by my side, and shiv’ring thus I said.
  2. To shake, stir or rouse.
    I tried desperately to jog my memory.
  3. To walk or ride forward with a jolting pace; to move at a heavy pace, trudge; to move on or along.
    • c. 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, Scene 3,
      Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way.
    • 1673, John Milton, “Another on the same” preceded by “On the University Carrier, who sickn’d in the time of his vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reason of the Plague” referring to Thomas Hobson, in Poems, &c. upon Several Occasions, London: Tho. Dring, p. 33,
      Here lieth one who did most truly prove,
      That he could never die while he could move,
      So hung his destiny, never to rot,
      While he might still jogg on and keep his trot,
    • 1720, Daniel Defoe, Captain Singleton, p. 95,
      When we had towed about four Days more, our Gunner, who was our Pilot, begun to observe that we did not keep our right Course so exactly as we ought, the River winding away a little towards the North, and gave us Notice accordingly. However, we were not willing to lose the Advantage of Water-Carriage, at least not till we were forced to it; so we jogg’d on, and the River served us about Threescore Miles further […]
    • 1835, Robert Browning, “Paracelsus” Part 4,[]
      That fiery doctor who had hailed me friend,
      Did it because my by-paths, once proved wrong
      And beaconed properly, would commend again
      The good old ways our sires jogged safely o’er,
      Though not their squeamish sons; […]
  4. (exercise) To move at a pace between walking and running, to run at a leisurely pace.
  5. To cause to move at an energetic trot.
    to jog a horse
  6. To straighten stacks of paper by lightly tapping against a flat surface.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: faire du jogging
  • German: joggen
  • Portuguese: fazer jogging
  • Spanish: hacer jogging
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