jog

When you jog, you run at a moderate pace, usually to get exercise. If you jog down the street, you'll pass people who are walking and be passed by people who are sprinting.

Jog can be a verb, or a noun meaning a slow-paced run: "She moved at a lazy jog around the track, in no hurry to improve her time." A jog is slower than a flat-out run. Yet another way to use the word is to mean "nudge one's memory." A courtroom attorney might hold up a piece of evidence in front of a witness and say, "Perhaps this will jog your memory."

Primary Meanings of jog

1.
vn
give a slight push to
a slight push or shake
2.
vn
run at a moderately swift pace
a slow pace of running
3.
n
a sharp change in direction
4.
v
continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
Full Definitions of jog
1

v give a slight push to

Type of:
nudge, poke at, prod
to push against gently

v even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing

Synonyms:
even up, square up
Type of:
square
position so as to be square

v stimulate to remember

jog my memory”
Type of:
provoke, stimulate
provide the needed stimulus for

n a slight push or shake

Synonyms:
nudge
Type of:
push, pushing
the act of applying force in order to move something away
2

v run at a moderately swift pace

Synonyms:
clip, trot
Type of:
run
move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

v run for exercise

jog along the canal”
Type of:
run
move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

n a slow pace of running

Synonyms:
lope, trot
Types:
dogtrot
a steady trot like that of a dog
Type of:
locomotion, travel
self-propelled movement
3

n a sharp change in direction

“there was a jog in the road”
Type of:
angular shape, angularity
a shape having one or more sharp angles
4

v continue talking or writing in a desultory manner

“This novel rambles on and jogs
Synonyms:
ramble, ramble on
Type of:
carry on, continue, go on, proceed
continue talking

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