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So, you’re wondering what some of the most common verbs that start with J are? Well, you are in the right place. Keep reading to find them all and see examples of how to use them.
Meaning: To poke, nudge, thrust, sometimes with a fist.
Example Sentence: He jabbed at me while we were having an argument.
Meaning: To lock somebody up.
Example Sentence: They jailed him for three months because of a robbery attempt.
Meaning: To shove something really hard, to the point that it gets stuck.
Example Sentence: He jammed his pencil into the table.
Meaning: To walk across the street but not use a crosswalk.
Example Sentence: We were jaywalking and a police officer gave us a ticket.
Meaning: To make something fancy, to dress it up.
Example Sentence: We jazzed up our living room in preparation for the party.
Meaning: To put something or somebody in danger.
Example Sentence: You jeopardized my life by driving so fast!
Meaning: To push, pull or move something suddenly.
Example Sentence: He jerked the door knob until he managed to open the door.
Meaning: To travel quickly by aircraft.
Example Sentence: The plane jetted through the sky extremely fast.
Meaning: To move around in small, quick movements.
Example Sentence: The pudding is jiggling seductively, I can’t wait to eat it.
Meaning: To reject someone or treat them badly, most often a lover.
Example Sentence: Catherine was crushed when Tommy jilted her.
Meaning: To create a sound with small bells.
Example Sentence: We decorated our car with bells, so it jingles when we drive around.
Meaning: To bring bad luck.
Example Sentence: Tina jinxed me and now I keep failing my exams.
Meaning: To run recreationally, or to give someone a hint.
Example Sentence: I was jogging for 5 miles this morning.
Meaning: To connect together.
Example Sentence: We all joined hands during the concert.
Meaning: To say or do something funny.
Example Sentence: Jim was joking around all morning at work today.
Meaning: To write something down quickly.
Example Sentence: I jotted my number on a piece of paper and gave it to her
Meaning: To write down your thoughts and observations about things.
Example Sentence: We journaled our entire journey in great detail.
Meaning: To travel.
Example Sentence: We journeyed all across South America over the summer.
Meaning: To form an opinion on something.
Example Sentence: I kept judging people before I knew them when I was younger.
Meaning: To manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Example Sentence: Brie is successfully juggling her two jobs, a kid, and college.
Meaning: To draw liquid out of something.
Example Sentence: I juiced those oranges for you, you should drink it.
Meaning: To mix stuff up, to confuse something.
Example Sentence: Amy jumbled the names of all the volunteers and now we have no idea who’s who.
Meaning: To leap or bounce into the air
Example Sentence: I jumped from one roof to the other, it was really scary!
Meaning: To prove to be right for something, or reasonable.
Example Sentence: Mike really justified our trust in him when we hired him.
Meaning: To put two things next to each other in order to compare them and showcase their differences.
Example Sentence: When you juxtapose my life next to his, mine looks awful.