juggle


juggle
jugglingly, adv.
/jug"euhl/, v., juggled, juggling, n.
v.t.
1. to keep (several objects, as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching.
2. 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.
3. to alter or manipulate in order to deceive, as by subterfuge or trickery: to juggle the business accounts; to juggle the facts.
4. 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.
v.i.
5. to perform feats of manual or bodily dexterity, as tossing up and keeping in continuous motion a number of balls, plates, knives, etc.
6. to use artifice or trickery.
n.
7. the act or fact of juggling.
[1350-1400; ME jog(e)len < OF jogler to serve as buffoon or jester < LL joculare to joke (r. L joculari), equiv. to L jocul(us) (joc(us) JOKE + -ulus -ULE) + -are inf. suffix]

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