from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A protruding or receding part in a surface or line.
  • noun An abrupt change in direction.
  • intransitive verb To turn sharply; veer.
  • intransitive verb To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar.
  • intransitive verb To give a push or shake to; nudge.
  • intransitive verb To rouse or stimulate as if by nudging.
  • intransitive verb To cause (a horse) to move at a leisurely pace.
  • intransitive verb To move with a jolting rhythm.
  • intransitive verb To run or ride at a steady slow trot.
  • intransitive verb Sports To run in such a way for sport or exercise.
  • intransitive verb To go or travel at a slow or leisurely pace.
  • intransitive verb To proceed in a leisurely manner.
  • noun A slight push or shake; a nudge.
  • noun A jogging movement or rhythm.
  • noun A slow steady trot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mining, a short post or piece of timber placed between two others to keep them apart; a studdle.
  • To pierce; thrust, See jag.
  • To touch, push, or shake slightly or gently; nudge; move by pushing.
  • Hence To stimulate gently; stir up by a hint or reminder: as, to jog a person's memory.
  • To move by jogs or small shocks, like those of a slow trot; move idly, heavily, or slowly: generally followed by on or along.
  • noun A slight push or shake; a nudge; especially, a shake or push intended to give notice or awaken attention.
  • noun Irregularity of motion; a jolting motion; a jolt or shake.
  • noun In mech., a square notch; a right-angled recess or step. See cut under joint (fig. b).
  • noun Any notch or recess in a line; a small depression in a surface; an irregularity of line or surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To move by jogs or small shocks, like those of a slow trot; to move slowly, leisurely, or monotonously; -- usually with on, sometimes with over.
  • intransitive verb To run at less than maximum speed; to move on foot at a pace between a walk and a run; to run at a moderate pace so as to be able to continue for some time; -- performed by people, mostly for exercise.
  • transitive verb To push or shake with the elbow or hand; to jostle; esp., to push or touch, in order to give notice, to excite one's attention, or to warn.
  • transitive verb To suggest to; to notify; to remind; to call the attention of.
  • transitive verb To cause to jog; to drive at a jog, as a horse. See Jog, v. i.
  • noun A slight shake; a shake or push intended to give notice or awaken attention; a push; a jolt.
  • noun A rub; a slight stop; an obstruction; hence, an irregularity in motion of from; a hitch; a break in the direction of a line or the surface of a plane.
  • noun A liesurely running pace. See jog{2}, v. i.
  • noun a slow, regular, jolting gait; hence, a routine habit or method, persistently adhered to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A form of exercise, slower than a run
  • verb To push slightly; to move or shake with a push or jerk; to jolt.
  • verb To shake, stir or rouse.
  • verb ) To have a jog (UK); to take a jog (US).
  • verb To straighten stacks of paper by lighting tapping against a flat surface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb stimulate to remember
  • noun a sharp change in direction
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
  • verb even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing
  • verb run for exercise
  • verb run at a moderately swift pace
  • noun a slow pace of running
  • noun a slight push or shake
  • verb give a slight push to


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Variant of jag.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps alteration of Middle English shoggen, to shake, move with a jerk, perhaps alteration of shokken, to move rapidly, from Middle Low German schocken, to shake.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From earlier shog ("to jolt, shake"), from Middle English shoggen, schoggen ("to shake up and down, jog"), from Middle Dutch schocken ("to jolt, bounce") or Middle Low German schoggen, schucken ("to shog"), from Old Saxon *skokkan ("to move"), from Proto-Germanic *skukkanan (“to move, shake, tremble”). More at shock.


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