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verb British English pronunciation: juggle /ˈdʒʌɡ(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyjuggle
he/she/itjuggles
present participlejuggling
past tensejuggled
past participlejuggled
 
  1. 2
    [transitive] to try to balance several things that you are holding without dropping any of them

    She was juggling a glass of champagne and two plates of food.

  2. 4
    [transitive] to change the way that things are done, in order to achieve what you want

    After juggling our schedules around, we've managed to arrange a meeting.

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juggler

 British English pronunciation: juggler  noun [countable]
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