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jock•ey



Pronunciation: ( jok'ē), [key]
n., pl. -eys,
v., -eyed, -ey•ing.


n.
1. a person who rides horses professionally in races.
2. Informal.a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something, as an airplane or automobile.

v.t.
1. to ride (a horse) as a jockey.
2. Informal.to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.
3. to move, bring, put, etc., by skillful maneuvering: The movers jockeyed the sofa through the door.
4. to trick or cheat: The salesman jockeyed them into buying an expensive car.
5. to manipulate cleverly or trickily: He jockeyed himself into office.

v.i.
1. to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering.
2. to act trickily; seek an advantage by trickery.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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