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juggle

verb uk   /ˈdʒʌɡ.l̩/ us  

juggle verb (ENTERTAIN)

[I or T] to throw several objects up into the air, and then catch and throw them up repeatedly so that one or more stays in the air, usually in order to entertain people: We all watched in amazement as he juggled with three flaming torches.Carnival, fairground and circus

juggle verb (MANAGE)

C2 [T] informal to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people: Many parents find it hard to juggle children and a career.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring

juggle verb (CHANGE)

[T] informal to change results or information recorded as numbers so that a situation seems to be better than it really is: It won't matter if we juggle the figures - no one will know.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
(Definition of juggle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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