Definition of jog in English:

jog

verb

  • 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’
    • ‘The two jogged for the next few minutes before Rilke floated over.’
    • ‘I jogged on the spot, making a futile attempt to slow my heart beat.’
    • ‘I think I'm gonna go outside and jog for 5 minutes.’
    • ‘Mike jogged up the steps close behind her, refusing to be left alone.’
    • ‘If you can't exercise or jog for 20 minutes, simply go as far as you can.’
    • ‘I swirled around to face him and saw as he jogged up to catch up with me.’
    • ‘At the gym, Megan started off by walking and jogging on the treadmill for 30 minutes.’
    • ‘He put the six pack on the ground, and started jogging back down the hallway.’
    • ‘I grabbed a ratty towel from the outhouse bathroom and jogged away in the direction of the creek.’
    • ‘Without another word, Meg jogged off down the hallway.’
    • ‘Sivan had to nearly jog to keep up with the contingent of brood warriors.’
    • ‘Eight minutes later, Erica came jogging down the corridor to where they were.’
    • ‘She jogged down the hall, her eyes blazing somewhere between anger and relief.’
    • ‘When I opened the door, I started jogging lightly up the stairs.’
    • ‘Waving, he jogged off down the hallway in the opposite direction, leaving me gaping like a fish.’
    • ‘"Goodnight Kurt, " she smiled, and then jogged out to the car.’
    • ‘And he took off jogging in the direction of the kennels.’
    • ‘Digging his keys out of his pocket, he jogged lightly up the last few steps.’
    • ‘And then, to my even greater astonishment, he turns and starts jogging back up the stairs.’
    • ‘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.
      • ‘They got my five-year-old daughter sitting and turning all the way around while the horse was jogging.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Red Bullet is expected to jog for the next ten days and begin galloping at the beginning of October.’
      • ‘They walk and jog clockwise on the far outside of the rail, and they canter and gallop counter-clockwise along the inside rail.’
      • ‘With his ears up and his eyes bright, Hold That Tiger completed the drill after earlier jogging once around the track.’
    2. 1.2 Move 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. 1.3jog along/on Continue in a steady, uneventful way.
      ‘our marriage worked, and we jogged along’
      • ‘Clearly there was enough cooperation to allow the system to jog along - but not enough to satisfy higher authorities.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Business jogged along nicely for a decade.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We are a positive advertisement for just jogging along, not rocking too many boats, not getting over-excited.’
      • ‘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.’
      continue, proceed, go, go on, carry on
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  • 2[with object] Nudge or knock slightly.

    ‘a hand jogged his elbow’
    • ‘Angela notices my look and jogs my elbow a little.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I think he'll be a better candidate if he's jogged, nudged, challenged.’
    nudge, prod, poke, push, elbow, tap
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noun

  • 1A spell of jogging.

    ‘his morning jog’
    • ‘I have to head off and buy a new pair of boots and take a morning jog.’
    • ‘He has his diamonds and ankle weights on and he's going for a 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.’
    • ‘Joan smirked as she paced herself during her morning jog.’
    • ‘Then she changes into workout clothes and we head out for a morning jog.’
    • ‘One day while doing his morning jog he was hit by a train.’
    • ‘It was coincidentally a really nice morning and she was going out for her daily morning jog.’
    • ‘If your evenings are in the bar or out clubbing then forget leaping out of bed for a quick jog in the morning!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is up at 5.30 a.m. for a jog and a 30-minute workout in the gym.’
    • ‘Blake would usually be outside doing an early morning jog.’
    • ‘Take him on a vigorous run or jog in the morning before you leave.’
    • ‘Brijesh occasionally met people on 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.’
    • ‘Still breathing heavy from her brisk, morning jog, she sauntered into the kitchen for a bottle of water.’
    • ‘After a quick bite to eat I go for a 20 minute jog followed by an hour and a half of weight training.’
    • ‘She was asking him where she could go for a jog in the morning.’
    • ‘After my morning jog, I felt ready to face the day.’
    • ‘Before leaving for her morning jog, Jessica gives the girl a quick hug.’
    • ‘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’
      • ‘Then he went after her, exchanging his usual loping gait for a jog.’
      • ‘A thumping in the distance made him tense with fear and he slowed his pace to a jog.’
      • ‘He heard the bell ring for the last 200m, kicked, and slowed to a jog after crossing the finish line in first.’
      • ‘At the sight of this event, the opponent became worried and quickened his pace into nearly a jog.’
      • ‘Trek mounted up and worked 18 year old Anni into a warm-up jog towards the trail on the hill.’
      • ‘Suddenly, Urlacher steps over one of the fences, breaks into a jog down an embankment and on to the field.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She approached it cautiously, slowing her pace down to a jog.’
      • ‘As he quickened his pace to a jog, he saw a swift shape dart up a curling stairway.’
      • ‘We started out at a jog, trying to warm up and pace ourselves.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Tears were falling down her face as her jog turned into a sprint.’
      • ‘In particular, consumers are up and running again, although perhaps at more of a jog than a sprint.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Feeling better, Noca increased her pace to a jog.’
      • ‘Even though she was running flat out, Seung was able to keep up with her pace at a brisk jog.’
      • ‘In fact, she almost seemed to increase her pace to a jog, with Becky following suit a moment after her.’
      run, jogtrot, dogtrot, trot, lope
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  • 2A slight push or nudge.

Phrases

  • jog someone's memory

    • Cause someone to remember something suddenly.

      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She then jogged his memory that they had a cat named Jack.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Something laughed outside the door, a poisonous sound that suddenly jogged his memory and mind.’
      • ‘Several old photos that have been published in the ‘Western People’ have jogged many memories of that old line.’
      • ‘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.’
      stimulate, prompt, stir, activate, arouse
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

jog

/jäɡ/