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."

Primary Meanings of juggle

1.
vn
throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously
throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
2.
vn
manipulate by or as if by moving around components
the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
Full Definitions of juggle
1

v throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously

Type of:
throw
propel through the air

v hold with difficulty and balance insecurely

“the player juggled the ball”
Type of:
balance, poise
hold or carry in equilibrium

v deal with simultaneously

“She had to juggle her job and her children”
Type of:
care, deal, handle, manage
be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

n throwing and catching several objects simultaneously

Synonyms:
juggling
Type of:
performance
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
2

v manipulate by or as if by moving around components

juggle an account so as to hide a deficit”
Type of:
cook, fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle
tamper, with the purpose of deception

v influence by slyness

Synonyms:
beguile, hoodwink
Type of:
cheat, chisel, rip off
deprive somebody of something by deceit

n the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression

Synonyms:
juggling
Type of:
rearrangement
changing an arrangement

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