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 them very quickly
juggle with
One guy was juggling with five balls.
2.) [I and T]
to try to fit two or more jobs, activities etc into your life, especially with difficulty
juggle sth (with sth)
It's hard trying to juggle a job with kids and the housework.
3.) [T]
to change things or arrange them in the way you want, or in a way that makes it possible for you to do something
juggle sth around
If I juggle these appointments around, I can fit you in.
balancing/juggling act atact1 (12)

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