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Definition of joust verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they joust
    he / she / it jousts
    past simple jousted
    -ing form jousting
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  1. 1to fight on horses using a long stick (= a lance ) to try to knock the other person off their horse, especially as part of a formal contest in the past
  2. 2(formal) to argue with someone, especially as part of a formal or public debate