Definition of jog in US English:

jog

verbjogging, jogs, jogged

  • 1no object Run at a steady gentle pace, especially on a regular basis as a form of physical exercise.

    ‘he began to jog along the road’
    ‘right now she is jogging two miles a day’
    • ‘I think I'm gonna go outside and jog for 5 minutes.’
    • ‘Without another word, Meg jogged off down the hallway.’
    • ‘Paul jogged down the corridor trying to find his way to the emergency meeting point.’
    • ‘Waving, he jogged off down the hallway in the opposite direction, leaving me gaping like a fish.’
    • ‘I swirled around to face him and saw as he jogged up to catch up with me.’
    • ‘Digging his keys out of his pocket, he jogged lightly up the last few steps.’
    • ‘I grabbed a ratty towel from the outhouse bathroom and jogged away in the direction of the creek.’
    • ‘At the gym, Megan started off by walking and jogging on the treadmill for 30 minutes.’
    • ‘Eight minutes later, Erica came jogging down the corridor to where they were.’
    • ‘If you can't exercise or jog for 20 minutes, simply go as far as you can.’
    • ‘She jogged down the hall, her eyes blazing somewhere between anger and relief.’
    • ‘Sivan had to nearly jog to keep up with the contingent of brood warriors.’
    • ‘And he took off jogging in the direction of the kennels.’
    • ‘When I opened the door, I started jogging lightly up the stairs.’
    • ‘"Goodnight Kurt, " she smiled, and then jogged out to the car.’
    • ‘I jogged on the spot, making a futile attempt to slow my heart beat.’
    • ‘He put the six pack on the ground, and started jogging back down the hallway.’
    • ‘And then, to my even greater astonishment, he turns and starts jogging back up the stairs.’
    • ‘The two jogged for the next few minutes before Rilke floated over.’
    • ‘Mike jogged up the steps close behind her, refusing to be left alone.’
    run slowly, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope
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    1. 1.1 (of a horse) move at a slow trot.
      • ‘He jogged his horse back over to the class as Zeya walked Feoi out of the ring and headed toward the other group.’
      • ‘The rider may be leaning forward or using too much leg, which will cause the horse to jog faster.’
      • ‘With his ears up and his eyes bright, Hold That Tiger completed the drill after earlier jogging once around the track.’
      • ‘They got my five-year-old daughter sitting and turning all the way around while the horse was jogging.’
      • ‘Red Bullet is expected to jog for the next ten days and begin galloping at the beginning of October.’
      • ‘Horses Wednesday mainly galloped, jogged, or walked, but the first official workouts are most likely to occur on Thursday.’
      • ‘In the Western Pleasure classes, horses must walk, jog and lope on the rail each direction, stop, and back willingly.’
      • ‘They walk and jog clockwise on the far outside of the rail, and they canter and gallop counter-clockwise along the inside rail.’
    2. 1.2 Move in an unsteady way, typically slowly.
      ‘the bus jogged and jolted’
      • ‘A removable battery cover may jolt a hard drive unacceptably when jogging, albeit imperceptibly to the user.’
      • ‘In an almost jogging rhythm, the song quickly turned into a ballad in which the audience was serenaded by the saxophone.’
      • ‘Shake stacked sieves, vibrating, jogging, and jolting them to keep the sand in continuous motion for two minutes.’
      jolt, lurch, bump, bang, rattle, bounce, shake
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    3. 1.3jog along/on Continue in a steady, uneventful way.
      ‘our marriage worked, and we jogged along’
      • ‘While the Premiership was dominated by United and Arsenal the pair could jog along at home before Christmas, keeping an eye on each other but keeping most of their powder dry for the group stages.’
      • ‘Low long-term interest rates keep the recovery jogging along.’
      • ‘In subsequent political regimes in France, one virtually constant factor has been a determination to separate the church from the state, simply to ensure that citizens can manage to jog along together.’
      • ‘Business jogged along nicely for a decade.’
      • ‘After an 'incident' we jog along, sometimes for quite long periods, before there is a feeling of growing tension and I know there is going to be another outburst, after which the sequence repeats itself.’
      • ‘If nothing else, the song jogs along to a fun, poppy beat.’
      • ‘We are a positive advertisement for just jogging along, not rocking too many boats, not getting over-excited.’
      • ‘Clearly there was enough cooperation to allow the system to jog along - but not enough to satisfy higher authorities.’
      • ‘If a club doesn't have a long term plan then it can become directionless and just jog along or, worse, slip backwards.’
      • ‘Not for him the calm certainties of jogging along with the mainstream church; he constantly sought certainty, even if it was of a negative kind.’
      continue, proceed, go, go on, carry on
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  • 2with object Nudge or knock slightly.

    ‘a hand jogged his elbow’
    • ‘I think he'll be a better candidate if he's jogged, nudged, challenged.’
    • ‘Angela notices my look and jogs my elbow a little.’
    • ‘One evening, he jogged her arm accidentally and spilt some tea on her sari.’
    • ‘On one occasion Chapman glowed with nostalgia, took a deep pull on his pipe, and jogged his narcoleptic friend's arm.’
    nudge, prod, poke, push, elbow, tap
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nounPlural jogs

  • 1A spell of jogging.

    ‘his morning jog’
    • ‘After my morning jog, I felt ready to face the day.’
    • ‘After a quick bite to eat I go for a 20 minute jog followed by an hour and a half of weight training.’
    • ‘Thoughts of Dara kept him awake most of the night, and if that wasn't bad enough, even his morning jog failed to invigorate him.’
    • ‘Pradeep's fitness regime on most days includes a morning jog of at least seven km and a balanced diet with plenty of proteins and fluids.’
    • ‘Joan smirked as she paced herself during her morning jog.’
    • ‘One day while doing his morning jog he was hit by a train.’
    • ‘My mother came back from her jog just as I was exiting the yard.’
    • ‘Then she changes into workout clothes and we head out for a morning jog.’
    • ‘It was coincidentally a really nice morning and she was going out for her daily morning jog.’
    • ‘He has his diamonds and ankle weights on and he's going for a jog.’
    • ‘She was asking him where she could go for a jog in the morning.’
    • ‘If your evenings are in the bar or out clubbing then forget leaping out of bed for a quick jog in the morning!’
    • ‘He is up at 5.30 a.m. for a jog and a 30-minute workout in the gym.’
    • ‘I have to head off and buy a new pair of boots and take a morning jog.’
    • ‘Take him on a vigorous run or jog in the morning before you leave.’
    • ‘Blake would usually be outside doing an early morning jog.’
    • ‘Brijesh occasionally met people on his morning jog.’
    • ‘It was early enough so that there were very few tourists around, and the people who could be seen were like us, out for a morning jog or power walk.’
    • ‘Still breathing heavy from her brisk, morning jog, she sauntered into the kitchen for a bottle of water.’
    • ‘Before leaving for her morning jog, Jessica gives the girl a quick hug.’
    sprint, race, dash, gallop, rush, spurt
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    1. 1.1in singular A gentle running pace.
      ‘he set off along the bank at a jog’
      • ‘Trek mounted up and worked 18 year old Anni into a warm-up jog towards the trail on the hill.’
      • ‘Even though she was running flat out, Seung was able to keep up with her pace at a brisk jog.’
      • ‘He heard the bell ring for the last 200m, kicked, and slowed to a jog after crossing the finish line in first.’
      • ‘I still had that jumpy, energetic feeling I'd had that morning, so I started off at a jog in the direction of Andy's house.’
      • ‘At the sight of this event, the opponent became worried and quickened his pace into nearly a jog.’
      • ‘Her face automatically brightened and her pace increased into a jog.’
      • ‘Suddenly, Urlacher steps over one of the fences, breaks into a jog down an embankment and on to the field.’
      • ‘He picks up the pace to what would be a comfortable jog for him, but in reality, a really, really painstakingly fast run for me.’
      • ‘Tears were falling down her face as her jog turned into a sprint.’
      • ‘Feeling better, Noca increased her pace to a jog.’
      • ‘In fact, she almost seemed to increase her pace to a jog, with Becky following suit a moment after her.’
      • ‘A thumping in the distance made him tense with fear and he slowed his pace to a jog.’
      • ‘In particular, consumers are up and running again, although perhaps at more of a jog than a sprint.’
      • ‘She approached it cautiously, slowing her pace down to a jog.’
      • ‘But all of a sudden you realized, the jog became a sprint, and he wasn't slowing down.’
      • ‘Then he went after her, exchanging his usual loping gait for a jog.’
      • ‘We started out at a jog, trying to warm up and pace ourselves.’
      • ‘He sighed with relief and slowed his sprint to a jog.’
      • ‘She broke out into a jog and rushed towards the man nearing the comic store.’
      • ‘As he quickened his pace to a jog, he saw a swift shape dart up a curling stairway.’
      run, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope
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  • 2A slight push or nudge.

    poke, dig in the ribs, dig, prod, jab, butt, push
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Phrases

  • jog someone's memory

    • Cause someone to remember something suddenly.

      • ‘Today, officers are due to flood the West Swindon shopping centre to canvas passers-by in the hope of jogging the public's memory.’
      • ‘I had two encounters that jogged my memory about memory.’
      • ‘Something laughed outside the door, a poisonous sound that suddenly jogged his memory and mind.’
      • ‘Our petrolhead talk, however, has jogged his memory and he suddenly interrupts himself.’
      • ‘It jogged my memory and I remembered an article I had read in a Sunday Observer sometime earlier this year, say in March or April.’
      • ‘But if that information gets out, can't that help jog some people's memories in the public and help this investigation?’
      • ‘I just hope this jogs someone else's memory, because he may have asked others for directions.’
      • ‘Several old photos that have been published in the ‘Western People’ have jogged many memories of that old line.’
      • ‘She then jogged his memory that they had a cat named Jack.’
      • ‘Police issued a picture of a similar Subaru Impreza, a WRX model worth about £26,000, in a bid to jog people's memories.’
      stimulate, prompt, stir, activate, arouse
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘stab, pierce’): variant of jag.

Pronunciation

jog

/jäɡ//dʒɑɡ/