Adjective "juggled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Continuously toss into the air and catch (a number of objects) so as to keep at least one in the air while handling the others.
  1. no object 'he can't juggle'
  2. 'My son had started the morning by juggling apples and oranges recklessly and badly; one of the apples magically grew wings and cracked the dining room window.'
  3. 'There will be the chance to learn to spin plates, juggle and handle a Diablo and children can also make their own juggling balls to take home to show Mum and Dad what you have learned.'
  4. 'In her youth, Aleila was a wild and rambunctious youngster who could juggle, toss, swallow, and even lie on swords.'
  5. 'The intersections become street-performing pitches, and crowds of hundreds watch someone escape from a straitjacket or juggle machetes or eat fire.'
  6. 'Keiko shrugged and taking eight circus batons out of her sleeve, she lit the ends in the fireplace behind her and began juggling the fire sticks with ease in the same figure eight as Yuki.'
  7. 'He tossed these turnips out to the audience, to prove that they weren't doctored, and he started juggling them when they were thrown back.'
  8. 'But most of the people in Dundas Square are watching a nearby busker, especially now that he's standing on a 10-foot ladder, juggling knives.'
  9. 'Four young Chinese performers each hold two sticks linked by a string and juggle, toss and balance a wooden spool, trying to outdo each other.'
  10. 'she works full time, juggling her career with raising children'
  11. 'Instead of standing up to them and telling them to stick it, I just ended up juggling a complex number of lies.'
  12. 'Their career advancement slows while children are young, and juggling everything can be very challenging.'
  13. 'Now, after juggling a three-year teaching degree course with the care of her daughter, she is set to take up her position at the front of the class.'
  14. 'As it is, the plot is busy - juggling a number of different conflicts, subplots, and miscellaneous characters that the movie could have done without.'
  15. 'Now the father-of-three, who juggles working at a school with looking after his three children, is searching for 15 men to join a new slimming club.'
  16. 'My mother, a process worker, juggled long working hours with raising a family.'
  17. 'What do you say to those employees who still have jobs and probably are juggling a few more duties?'
  18. 'College staff are to get help juggling work with their private lives.'
  19. 'Many had to juggle work and home commitments in order to cope with a situation where children were on different mid-term breaks.'
  20. 'They are constantly juggling the nation's many competing needs.'
  21. 'defence chiefs juggled the figures on bomb tests'
  22. 'I'm going to more or less take their advice, but probably juggle the numbers a bit.'


An act of juggling.
  1. 'Administration Manager, David McKinnon, says life at his centre is a constant struggle and juggle.'
  2. 'It's that big juggle that many of my readers know, with my life depending on fantastic nannies.'
  3. 'That sounds quite a juggle for community members to be able to do that, is that happening?'
  4. 'The challenge for Ginsberg was to figure out how to control all 62 devices in the show, a constant juggle to control the pieces and make them work together.'
  5. 'My partner Nigel is an actor, and it is a juggle between jobs and baby.'

More definitions

1. to keep (several objects, as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching.

2. to hold, catch, carry, or balance precariously; almost drop and then catch hold again: The center fielder juggled the ball but finally made the catch.

3. to alter or manipulate in order to deceive, as by subterfuge or trickery: to juggle the business accounts; to juggle the facts.

4. to manage or altern

More examples(as adjective)

"figures can be juggled."


(juggle)Late Middle English (in the sense ‘entertain with jesting, tricks, etc.’): back-formation from juggler, or from Old French jogler, from Latin joculari ‘to jest’, from joculus, diminutive of jocus ‘jest’. Current senses date from the late 19th century.