Juggle

Definition of Juggle

Jug´gle
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Juggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Juggling .]
1.To play tricks by sleight of hand; to cause amusement and sport by tricks of skill; to conjure; especially, to maintian several objects in the air at one time by tossing them up with one hand, catching them with the other hand, and passing them from the catching to the tossing hand.
2.To practice artifice or imposture.
Be these juggling fiends no more believed.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To deceive by trick or artifice.
Is't possible the spells of France should juggle
Men into such strange mysteries?
- Shak.
2.To maintain (several objects) in continuous motion in the air at one time by tossing them up with one hand, catching them with the other hand, and passing them from the catching to the tossing hand; variations on this basic motion are also used. Also used figuratively: see senses 3 and 4.
3.To alter (financial records) secretly for the purpose of theft or deception; as, to juggle the accounts.
4.To arrange the performance two tasks or responsibilities at alternate times, so as to be able to do both; as, to juggle the responsibilities of a job and a mother
n.1.A trick by sleight of hand.
2.An imposture; a deception.
A juggle of state to cozen the people.
- Tillotson.
3.A block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split.

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