Definitions for jostleˈdʒɒs əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jos•tleˈdʒɒs əl(v.; n.)-tled, -tling
(v.t.)to bump against, push, or elbow roughly or rudely.
to drive or force by pushing or shoving.
to contend with:
rivals jostling each other for advantage.
to exist in close contact or proximity with.
(v.i.)to bump or brush against others, as in a crowd; push or shove.
to make one's way by pushing or shoving.
to exist in close contact or proximity.
to compete; contend.
(n.)the act of jostling; a rough bump or push.
Origin of jostle:
1400–50; late ME justilen to have sexual relations with
the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving
"We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"
come into rough contact with while moving
"The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to push or be pushed in a crowd
people jostling for position
An experience in which jostling occurs.
Being crowded or in a condition of jostling.
To bump into or brush against while in motion.
To move through by pushing and shoving.
To be close to or in physical contact with.
To contend or vie in order to acquire something.
To pick or attempt to pick pockets.
Origin: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.
to run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against
to push; to crowd; to hustle
a conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference
Translations for jostle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to push roughly
We were jostled by the crowd; I felt people jostling against me in the dark.
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