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Definition of "juggle" []

  • To keep (two or more objects) in the air at one time by alternately tossing and catching them. (verb-transitive)
  • To have difficulty holding; balance insecurely: juggled the ball but finally caught it; shook hands while juggling a cookie and a teacup. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep (more than two activities, for example) in motion or progress at one time: managed to juggle a full-time job and homemaking. (verb-transitive)
  • To manipulate in order to deceive: juggle figures in a ledger. (verb-transitive)
  • To juggle objects or perform other tricks of manual dexterity. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "juggle" in a sentence
  • "All I have to juggle is full time ministry over the summer months, fatherhood for twins, and being a good husband."
  • "What she's great at is something I now call juggle-tasking."
  • "Every fallacy of Confusion (it is almost unnecessary to repeat) will, if cleared up, become a fallacy of some other sort; and it will be found of deductive or ratiocinative fallacies generally, that when they mislead, there is mostly, as in this case, a fallacy of some other description lurking under them, by virtue of which chiefly it is that the verbal juggle, which is the outside or body of this kind of fallacy, passes undetected."