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juggle

jug·gle

juggle

 
pronunciation:
juh gl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: juggled, juggles, juggling
definition 1: to keep (two or more objects) in motion in the air by alternately tossing and catching them.
definition 2: to cope with (several simultaneous demanding activities).
She juggles the work of mother and professional engineer.
definition 3: to carry, hold, or catch shakily, almost dropping.
The waiter juggled three plates on one arm.
definition 4: to alter or manipulate for the purpose of deception.
They juggled the financial records.
similar words:
manipulate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to perform tricks that involve great manual dexterity or sleight of hand, esp. to throw and catch three or more objects alternately.
 
definition 2: to use tricks and stratagems for deceptive purposes.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of juggling.
definition 2: a dishonest or deceptive stratagem; ploy; trick.