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

  • transitive v. To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar: a rough wagon ride that jogged the passengers.
  • transitive v. To give a push or shake to; nudge: jogged her dozing companion with her elbow.
  • transitive v. To rouse or stimulate as if by nudging: an old photo that might jog your memory.
  • transitive v. To cause (a horse) to move at a leisurely pace.
  • intransitive v. To move with a jolting rhythm: The pack jogged against his back as he ran.
  • intransitive v. To run or ride at a steady slow trot: jogged out to their positions on the playing field.
  • intransitive v. Sports To run in such a way for sport or exercise.
  • intransitive v. To go or travel at a slow or leisurely pace: The old car jogged along until it reached the hill.
  • intransitive v. To proceed in a leisurely manner: "while his life was thus jogging easily along” ( Duff Cooper).
  • n. A slight push or shake; a nudge.
  • n. A jogging movement or rhythm.
  • n. A slow steady trot.
  • n. A protruding or receding part in a surface or line.
  • n. An abrupt change in direction: a jog in the road.
  • intransitive v. To turn sharply; veer: Here the boundary jogs south.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A slight shake; a shake or push intended to give notice or awaken attention; a push; a jolt.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A liesurely running pace. See jog{2}, v. i.
  • intransitive v. 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 v. 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 v. 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 v. To suggest to; to notify; to remind; to call the attention of.
  • transitive v. To cause to jog; to drive at a jog, as a horse. See Jog, v. i.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A slight push or shake; a nudge; especially, a shake or push intended to give notice or awaken attention.
  • n. Irregularity of motion; a jolting motion; a jolt or shake.
  • n. In mech., a square notch; a right-angled recess or step. See cut under joint (fig. b).
  • n. Any notch or recess in a line; a small depression in a surface; an irregularity of line or surface.
  • n. In mining, a short post or piece of timber placed between two others to keep them apart; a studdle.

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

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


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.
Variant of jag1.

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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  • "jog" in Hungarian means: law / right

    August 7, 2012