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jostle

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verb jos·tle \ˈjä-səl\

Definition of jostle

jostled

jostling

play \-s(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to come in contact or into collision b :  to make one's way by pushing and shoving <jostling toward the exit> c :  to exist in close proximity

  3. 2 :  to vie in gaining an objective :  contend <jostled to get a glimpse of the celebrity>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to come in contact or into collision with b :  to force by pushing :  elbow c :  to stir up :  agitate <thunder jostled us awake> d :  to exist in close proximity with

  6. 2 :  to vie with in attaining an objective

Examples of jostle in a sentence

  1. Everyone in the crowd was jostling each other trying to get a better view.

  2. <everyone glared at the man who jostled to the front of the line>

Origin and Etymology of jostle

alteration of justle, frequentative of 1joust


First Known Use: 1546


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jostle

noun jos·tle

Definition of jostle

  1. 1 :  a jostling encounter or experience

  2. 2 :  the state of being crowded or jostled together

1611

First Known Use of jostle

1611


JOSTLE Defined for English Language Learners

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jostle

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verb jos·tle \ˈjä-səl\

Definition of jostle for English Language Learners

  • : to push against (someone) while moving forward in a crowd of people


JOSTLE Defined for Kids

jostle

play
verb jos·tle \ˈjä-səl\

Definition of jostle for Students

jostled

jostling

  1. :  to push roughly <… people were … jostling and trying to get a bit closer to the famous girl. — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory>



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