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

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.

1. to ride (a horse) as a jockey.
2. 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.

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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