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Definition of jostle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jostle

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒsl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːsl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jostle
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒsl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːsl//
 
he / she / it jostles
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒslz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːslz//
 
past simple jostled
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒsld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːsld//
 
past participle jostled
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒsld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːsld//
 
-ing form jostling
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒslɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːslɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] jostle (somebody) to push roughly against somebody in a crowd The visiting president was jostled by angry demonstrators. People were jostling, arguing and complaining. Word Origin late Middle English justle, from just, an earlier form of joust. The original sense was ‘have sexual intercourse with’; current senses date from the mid 16th cent.Extra examples Scrawny chickens jostled with bedraggled ducks for food. dozens of concerns jostling for your attention ideas that jostled together in his brain Anxious refugees jostled for a place in the line. He insists on staying in his car as he doesn’t like being jostled. The Senator was jostled by angry demonstrators. The class giggled and jostled each other. The market was full of people jostling and fighting their way to the stalls. Phrasal Verbsjostle for something
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