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jockey

jock·ey

jockey

 
pronunciation:
ja ki
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: jockeys
definition 1: someone employed to ride horses in races.
 
definition 2: (informal) someone who drives, maneuvers, or operates a vehicle, machine, or the like.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jockeyed, jockeying, jockeys
definition 1: to ride (a horse) in a race.
definition 2: to maneuver or move skillfully.
She jockeyed her car to the head of the line.
similar words:
maneuver
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to ride a horse in a race.
definition 2: to act skillfully so as to achieve a goal.
The drivers were jockeying for the best position.
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