juggle

juggle
juggle jug‧gle [ˈdʒʌgl] verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. to buy and sell different investments frequently in order to make as much profit as possible:

• Traders 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.

2. if you juggle numbers or figures, you present them in a different way so that they show different things or have a different effect:

• After juggling the figures, the Commerce Department now says GNP rose by only 1.4% in the third quarter.

3. if you juggle two jobs or activities, you try to fit them both into your life:

• Many women successfully juggle career and family.

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juggle UK US /ˈdʒʌgl/ verb [I or T]
to try to do two or more jobs or activities at the same time, because you do not have a lot of time: »

Senior executives are under pressure to juggle the increasing demands of their workload.

juggle sth and/with sth »

Flexible working hours help staff juggle work and family life.

if you juggle data or resources, you use them in a way that will bring you an advantage or that may be dishonest: »

Analysts think the Treasury may be able to juggle its accounts for the next few months.

FINANCE to buy and sell shares, bonds, etc. on a regular basis in order to make a lot of money: »

While individual investors may be able to juggle asset allocation themselves, diversifying into 100 or more different assets usually requires a professional fund manager.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Juggle — Jug gle, v. t. 1. To deceive by trick or artifice. [1913 Webster] Is t possible the spells of France should juggle Men into such strange mysteries? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To maintain (several objects) in continuous motion in the air at one time… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • juggle — [jug′əl] vt. juggled, juggling [ME jogelen < OFr jogler, to juggle, play false < ML jogulari, to play, entertain < L joculari, to joke < joculus, dim. of jocus,JOKE] 1. to perform skillful tricks of sleight of hand with (balls, knives …   English World dictionary

  • Juggle — Jug gle, n. 1. A trick by sleight of hand. [1913 Webster] 2. An imposture; a deception. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] A juggle of state to cozen the people. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 3. A block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Juggle — Jug gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Juggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Juggling}.] [OE. juglen; cf. OF. jogler, jugler, F. jongler. See {Juggler}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To play tricks by sleight of hand; to cause amusement and sport by tricks of skill; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • juggle — (v.) late 14c., entertain by clowning or doing tricks, back formation from juggler and in part from O.Fr. jogler play tricks, sing songs, from L.L. ioculare (Cf. It. giocolare), from L. ioculari “to jest” (see JOCULAR (Cf. jocular)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • juggle — [v] mislead, falsify; handle several things at once alter, beguile, betray, bluff, change, conjure, delude, disguise, doctor*, doublecross, fix, humbug*, illude, maneuver, manipulate, misrepresent, modify, perform magic, prestidigitate, shuffle,… …   New thesaurus

  • juggle — ► VERB 1) continuously toss into the air and catch a number of objects so as to keep at least one in the air at any time. 2) cope with by adroitly balancing (several activities). 3) misrepresent (facts). ► NOUN ▪ an act of juggling. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • juggle — jug|gle [ˈdʒʌgəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: juggler (11 21 centuries), from Old French jogleour, from Latin joculari to make fun , from jocus; JOKE1] 1.) [I and T] to keep three or more objects moving through the air by throwing and catching… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • juggle — 01. My son has learned how to [juggle] three balls now. 02. The [juggler] threw three flaming torches up in the air, and then caught each one behind his back. 03. This guy we saw on television was able to eat an apple while he was [juggling] it… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • juggle — [[t]ʤʌ̱g(ə)l[/t]] juggles, juggling, juggled 1) VERB If you juggle lots of different things, for example your work and your family, you try to give enough time or attention to all of them. [V n] The management team meets several times a week to… …   English dictionary

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