Definition of jog in English:



  • 1[no 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’
    • ‘He put the six pack on the ground, and started jogging back down the hallway.’
    • ‘I think I'm gonna go outside and jog for 5 minutes.’
    • ‘If you can't exercise or jog for 20 minutes, simply go as far as you can.’
    • ‘When I opened the door, I started jogging lightly up the stairs.’
    • ‘Without another word, Meg jogged off down the hallway.’
    • ‘"Goodnight Kurt, " she smiled, and then jogged out to the car.’
    • ‘I grabbed a ratty towel from the outhouse bathroom and jogged away in the direction of the creek.’
    • ‘Waving, he jogged off down the hallway in the opposite direction, leaving me gaping like a fish.’
    • ‘And then, to my even greater astonishment, he turns and starts jogging back up the stairs.’
    • ‘Sivan had to nearly jog to keep up with the contingent of brood warriors.’
    • ‘At the gym, Megan started off by walking and jogging on the treadmill for 30 minutes.’
    • ‘The two jogged for the next few minutes before Rilke floated over.’
    • ‘She jogged down the hall, her eyes blazing somewhere between anger and relief.’
    • ‘And he took off jogging in the direction of the kennels.’
    • ‘I jogged on the spot, making a futile attempt to slow my heart beat.’
    • ‘I swirled around to face him and saw as he jogged up to catch up with me.’
    • ‘Eight minutes later, Erica came jogging down the corridor to where they were.’
    • ‘Digging his keys out of his pocket, he jogged lightly up the last few steps.’
    • ‘Mike jogged up the steps close behind her, refusing to be left alone.’
    • ‘Paul jogged down the corridor trying to find his way to the emergency meeting point.’
    run slowly, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope
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    1. 1.1(of a horse) move at a slow trot.
      • ‘Red Bullet is expected to jog for the next ten days and begin galloping at the beginning of October.’
      • ‘He jogged his horse back over to the class as Zeya walked Feoi out of the ring and headed toward the other group.’
      • ‘They got my five-year-old daughter sitting and turning all the way around while the horse was jogging.’
      • ‘With his ears up and his eyes bright, Hold That Tiger completed the drill after earlier jogging once around the track.’
      • ‘In the Western Pleasure classes, horses must walk, jog and lope on the rail each direction, stop, and back willingly.’
      • ‘Horses Wednesday mainly galloped, jogged, or walked, but the first official workouts are most likely to occur on Thursday.’
      • ‘They walk and jog clockwise on the far outside of the rail, and they canter and gallop counter-clockwise along the inside rail.’
      • ‘The rider may be leaning forward or using too much leg, which will cause the horse to jog faster.’
    2. 1.2Move in an unsteady way, typically slowly.
      ‘the bus jogged and jolted’
      • ‘In an almost jogging rhythm, the song quickly turned into a ballad in which the audience was serenaded by the saxophone.’
      • ‘A removable battery cover may jolt a hard drive unacceptably when jogging, albeit imperceptibly to the user.’
      • ‘Shake stacked sieves, vibrating, jogging, and jolting them to keep the sand in continuous motion for two minutes.’
    3. 1.3Continue in a steady, uneventful way.
      ‘our marriage worked, and we jogged along’
      • ‘If nothing else, the song jogs along to a fun, poppy beat.’
      • ‘If a club doesn't have a long term plan then it can become directionless and just jog along or, worse, slip backwards.’
      • ‘We are a positive advertisement for just jogging along, not rocking too many boats, not getting over-excited.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Clearly there was enough cooperation to allow the system to jog along - but not enough to satisfy higher authorities.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Low long-term interest rates keep the recovery jogging along.’
      • ‘Business jogged along nicely for a decade.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      continue, proceed, go, go on, carry on
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  • 2[with object] Nudge or knock slightly.

    ‘a hand jogged his elbow’
    • ‘On one occasion Chapman glowed with nostalgia, took a deep pull on his pipe, and jogged his narcoleptic friend's arm.’
    • ‘One evening, he jogged her arm accidentally and spilt some tea on her sari.’
    • ‘Angela notices my look and jogs my elbow a little.’
    • ‘I think he'll be a better candidate if he's jogged, nudged, challenged.’
    nudge, prod, poke, push, elbow, tap
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  • 1A spell of jogging.

    ‘his morning jog’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Joan smirked as she paced herself during her morning jog.’
    • ‘Still breathing heavy from her brisk, morning jog, she sauntered into the kitchen for a bottle of water.’
    • ‘He is up at 5.30 a.m. for a jog and a 30-minute workout in the gym.’
    • ‘Then she changes into workout clothes and we head out for a morning jog.’
    • ‘Brijesh occasionally met people on his morning jog.’
    • ‘One day while doing his morning jog he was hit by a train.’
    • ‘Before leaving for her morning jog, Jessica gives the girl a quick hug.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have to head off and buy a new pair of boots and take a morning jog.’
    • ‘Blake would usually be outside doing an early 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!’
    • ‘Take him on a vigorous run or jog in the morning before you leave.’
    • ‘It was coincidentally a really nice morning and she was going out for her daily morning jog.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My mother came back from her jog just as I was exiting the yard.’
    1. 1.1[in singular]A gentle running pace.
      ‘he set off along the bank at a jog’
      • ‘Her face automatically brightened and her pace increased into a jog.’
      • ‘But all of a sudden you realized, the jog became a sprint, and he wasn't slowing down.’
      • ‘As he quickened his pace to a jog, he saw a swift shape dart up a curling stairway.’
      • ‘In particular, consumers are up and running again, although perhaps at more of a jog than a sprint.’
      • ‘At the sight of this event, the opponent became worried and quickened his pace into nearly a jog.’
      • ‘We started out at a jog, trying to warm up and pace ourselves.’
      • ‘She broke out into a jog and rushed towards the man nearing the comic store.’
      • ‘In fact, she almost seemed to increase her pace to a jog, with Becky following suit a moment after her.’
      • ‘He heard the bell ring for the last 200m, kicked, and slowed to a jog after crossing the finish line in first.’
      • ‘A thumping in the distance made him tense with fear and he slowed his pace to a jog.’
      • ‘Suddenly, Urlacher steps over one of the fences, breaks into a jog down an embankment and on to the field.’
      • ‘He sighed with relief and slowed his sprint to a jog.’
      • ‘Tears were falling down her face as her jog turned into a sprint.’
      • ‘Feeling better, Noca increased her pace to a jog.’
      • ‘Trek mounted up and worked 18 year old Anni into a warm-up jog towards the trail on the hill.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Even though she was running flat out, Seung was able to keep up with her pace at a brisk jog.’
      • ‘She approached it cautiously, slowing her pace down to a jog.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Then he went after her, exchanging his usual loping gait for a jog.’
      run, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope
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  • 2A slight push or nudge.


  • jog someone's memory

    • Cause someone to remember something suddenly.

      • ‘But if that information gets out, can't that help jog some people's memories in the public and help this investigation?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Police issued a picture of a similar Subaru Impreza, a WRX model worth about £26,000, in a bid to jog people's memories.’
      • ‘I just hope this jogs someone else's memory, because he may have asked others for directions.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Our petrolhead talk, however, has jogged his memory and he suddenly interrupts himself.’
      • ‘Several old photos that have been published in the ‘Western People’ have jogged many memories of that old line.’
      • ‘Something laughed outside the door, a poisonous sound that suddenly jogged his memory and mind.’
      • ‘She then jogged his memory that they had a cat named Jack.’
      stimulate, prompt, stir, activate, arouse
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Late Middle English (in the sense stab, pierce): variant of jag.