juggle

To juggle is to toss several items in the air and keep them moving from hand to hand, with at least one of them suspended at any given moment. Most beginners learn to juggle using balls or beanbags, not knives.

A skilled juggler can juggle stuffed animals or oranges, or even knives and flaming torches. It's also possible to figuratively juggle, like when you juggle three jobs at once or juggle your responsibilities as a student, pet owner, and friend. In these examples, you manage several things at the same time. Juggle comes from the Old French jogler, "play tricks or sing songs," from the Latin root ioculari, "to jest."

Definitions of juggle
  1. verb
    throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously
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    type of:
    throw
    propel through the air
  2. verb
    hold with difficulty and balance insecurely
    “the player juggled the ball”
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    type of:
    balance, poise
    hold or carry in equilibrium
  3. verb
    deal with simultaneously
    “She had to juggle her job and her children”
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    type of:
    care, deal, handle, manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  4. noun
    throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    synonyms: juggling
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    performance
    the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
  5. verb
    manipulate by or as if by moving around components
    juggle an account so as to hide a deficit”
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    cook, fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle
    tamper, with the purpose of deception
  6. verb
    influence by slyness
    synonyms: beguile, hoodwink
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    cheat, chisel, rip off
    deprive somebody of something by deceit
  7. noun
    the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    synonyms: juggling
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    type of:
    rearrangement
    changing an arrangement
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