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Webster 1913 Edition


Juggle

Jug′gle

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Juggled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Juggling
.]
[OE.
juglen
; cf. OF.
jogler
,
jugler
, F.
jongler
. See
Juggler
.]
2.
To practice artifice or imposture.
Be these
juggling
fiends no more believed.
Shakespeare

Jug′gle

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To deceive by trick or artifice.
Is’t possible the spells of France should
juggle

Men into such strange mysteries?
Shakespeare

Jug′gle

,
Noun.
1.
A trick by sleight of hand.
2.
An imposture; a deception.
Tennyson.
A
juggle
of state to cozen the people.
Tillotson.
3.
A block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split.
Knight.

Webster 1828 Edition


Juggle

JUG'GLE

,
Verb.
I.
[L. joculor, to jest, from jocus, a joke; jocor, to joke;]
1.
To play tricks by slight of hand; to amuse and make sport by tricks, which make a false show of extraordinary powers.
2.
To practice artifice or imposture.
Be these juggling fiends no more believed.

JUG'GLE

,
Verb.
T.
To deceive by trick or artifice.
Is't possible that spells of France should juggle
Men into such strange mockeries?

JUG'GLE

,
Noun.
A trick by legerdemain.
1.
An imposture; a deception.

Definition 2022


juggle

juggle

English

Verb

juggle (third-person singular simple present juggles, present participle juggling, simple past and past participle juggled)

  1. To manipulate objects, such as balls, clubs, beanbags, rings, etc. in an artful or artistic manner. Juggling may also include assorted other circus skills such as the diabolo, devil sticks, hat, and cigar box manipulation as well.
    She can juggle flaming torches.
  2. To handle or manage many tasks at once.
    He juggled home, school, and work for two years.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To deceive by trick or artifice.
    • Shakespeare
      Is't possible the spells of France should juggle / Men into such strange mysteries?
    • Shakespeare
      Be these juggling fiends no more believed.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

juggle (plural juggles)

  1. (juggling) To throw and catch each prop at least twice, as a opposed to a flash.

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