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"
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
Origin: [A dim. of joust, just, v. See Joust, and cf. Justle.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jos′l, v.t. to joust or strike against: to drive against. [Freq. of joust.]
The numerical value of jostle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of jostle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
With new [designs] entering the marketplace next year to entice consumers, smartphone manufacturers will find themselves locked in a fierce battle with one another as they jostle to win market share for their new smartphone models featuring dual-edge curved and foldable AMOLED displays.
If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It's the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.
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- tlačit, tahat, strkatCzech
- drängeln, Gedränge, Rempelei, Drängelei, GedrängelGerman
- empujar, codearSpanish
- törmätä, tunkea, tavoitellaFinnish
- bousculade, bousculer, cohueFrench
- uillnich, putScottish Gaelic
- spingere, farsi largoItalian
- ātute, tutetuteMāori
- bruuskeren, verdringen, drummen, omverduwenDutch
- су́толока, пропи́хиваться, прота́лкиваться, толкотня, толка́ться, толку́чка, давка, пиха́тьсяRussian
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