juggle

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
ldoce_177_bjugglejug‧gle /ˈdʒʌɡəl/ ●●○ verb 1 juggling.jpg [intransitive, transitive]DGO to keep three or more objects moving through the air by throwing and catching them very quicklyjuggle with One guy was juggling with five balls.2 [intransitive, transitive]D to try to fit two or more jobs, activities etc into your life, especially with difficultyjuggle something (with something) It’s hard trying to juggle a job with kids and the housework.3 [transitive]BF to change things or arrange them in the way you want, or in a way that makes it possible for you to do somethingjuggle something around If I juggle these appointments around, I can fit you in. balancing/juggling act at act1(12)
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Examples from the Corpus
juggleIt helps users to juggle a variety of programs at once, each in its own window on the screen.suburban working mothers who juggle careers, families, and after-school sportsOur own experiments with people's ability to juggle credit-cost options give no reason to expect different results here.With school starting, Anna will have to juggle her love of swimming with her homework.They have to juggle jobs and child care arrangements.I don't think any man can ever understand the difficulties of juggling motherhood and politics.Popular actors juggled several productions at once.To learn to juggle, take one ball and practise tossing it from hand to hand in an easy arc.By juggling the figures, Taylor can make the data say anything he wants.Kennedy, like any president, tried to juggle the pressures brought on him by different aides.The film is about a maintenance man who juggles three jobs to provide for his family.Some jiggling, oops, juggling was done.He picked up a book on juggling which his daughter had brought home, and 4 months later he's teaching others.
From King Business Dictionaryjugglejug‧gle /ˈdʒʌgəl/ verb [intransitive, transitive]1to buy and sell different investments frequently in order to make as much profit as possibleTraders juggle stock and options to maximize profits from temporary price differences.Some investors juggle between stocks, bonds and cash in search of high returns with moderate risks.2if you juggle numbers or figures, you present them in a different way so that they show different things or have a different effectAfter juggling the figures, the Commerce Department now says GNP rose by only 1.4% in the third quarter.3if you juggle two jobs or activities, you try to fit them both into your lifeMany women successfully juggle career and family.→ See Verb tableOrigin juggle (1300-1400) juggler ((11-21 centuries)), from Old French jogleour, from Latin joculari to make fun, from jocus; JOKE1