jostle VERB 1) push or bump against roughly. 2) (jostle for) struggle or compete forcefully for.
NOUN the action of jostling.
ORIGIN from JOUST(Cf. ↑jouster).

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  • Jostle — Jos tle, v. i. To push; to crowd; to hustle. [1913 Webster] None jostle with him for the wall. Lamb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jostle — Jos tle, n. A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference. [1913 Webster] The jostle of South African nationalities and civilization. The Nation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jostle — Jos tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jostled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jostling}.] [A dim. of joust, just, v. See {Joust}, and cf. {Justle}.] [Written also {justle}.] To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jostle — I (bump into) verb bang into, buffet, bump, bump against, butt, collide, crash into, crowd, elbow, fodicare, graze against, hit against, hustle, jab, jar, jolt, knock, knock against, nudge, poke, press, prod, push, run against, shake, shove,… …   Law dictionary

  • jostle — (v.) 1540s, justle, to knock against, formed from jousten (see JOUST (Cf. joust)) + frequentative suffix tle. The usual spelling 17c. 18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was to have sex with (c.1400). Meaning to contend for the best… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jostle — [v] bump, shake bang into, bulldoze*, bump heads*, butt*, crash, crowd, elbow, hustle, jab, jog, joggle, jolt, nudge, press, push, push around, push aside, rough and tumble*, scramble, shoulder, shove, squeeze, thrust; concepts 152,189,208 …   New thesaurus

  • jostle — [jäs′əl] vt., vi. jostled, jostling [earlier justle, freq. < ME justen: see JOUST] 1. to bump or push, as in a crowd; elbow or shove roughly 2. to push (one s way) by shoving or bumping 3. to come or bring into close contact 4. to contend… …   English World dictionary

  • jostle — v. 1) (d; intr.) to jostle for (to jostle for position) 2) (d; intr.) to jostle with (the children were jostling with each other) * * * [ dʒɒs(ə)l] (d; intr.) to jostle with (the children were jostleling with each other) (d; intr.) to jostle for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • jostle — UK [ˈdʒɒs(ə)l] / US [ˈdʒɑs(ə)l] verb Word forms jostle : present tense I/you/we/they jostle he/she/it jostles present participle jostling past tense jostled past participle jostled 1) [intransitive] to compete for something two candidates… …   English dictionary

  • jostle — jostlement, n. jostler, n. /jos euhl/, v., jostled, jostling, n. v.t. 1. to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely. 2. to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving: The crowd jostled him into the subway. 3. to exist …   Universalium

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