Jostle meaning

jŏs'əl
The definition of jostle is to push and shove your way through a space or through a crowd, or to compete for something or to fight for position.

When you push and elbow your way through a crowd, this is an example of a time when you jostle your way through the crowd.

When you compete for a position at work, this is an example of a time when you jostle for position.

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To come in rough contact while moving; push and shove.

Jostled against the others on the crowded platform.

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To make one's way by pushing or elbowing.

Jostled through the guests to the bar.

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To vie for an advantage or position.

Jostled with several others for the job.

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To come into rough contact with while moving.

Messengers who jostle pedestrians on the sidewalk.

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To force by pushing or elbowing.

Jostled my way through the mob.

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To vie with for an advantage or position.

Jostled a major shareholder for control of the business.

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To shake or agitate.

Jostled the bag of food, and the dog came running.

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A rough shove or agitating movement.
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To bump or push, as in a crowd; elbow or shove roughly.
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To push (one's way) by shoving or bumping.
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To come or bring into close contact.
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To contend (with someone for something)
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The act of jostling; rough bump or shove.
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(intransitive) To bump into or brush against while in motion; to push aside.
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(intransitive) To move through by pushing and shoving.
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To be close to or in physical contact with.
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(intransitive) To contend or vie in order to acquire something.
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(dated, slang) To pick or attempt to pick pockets.
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An experience in which jostling occurs.
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Being crowded or in a condition of jostling.
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Origin of jostle

Originally justle (“to have sex with”), formed from jousten + -tle; from the Old French joster (“to joust”), from Latin iuxtā (“next to”), from iungō (“join, connect”).