Jostling
Jostle Jos"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jostled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jostling}.] [A dim. of joust, just, v. See {Joust}, and cf. {Justle}.] [Written also {justle}.] To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against. ``Bullies jostled him.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Systems of movement, physical, intellectual, and moral, which are perpetually jostling each other. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jostling — noun An act of jostling; a push or shove …   Wiktionary

  • jostling — adj. Jostling is used with these nouns: ↑crowd …   Collocations dictionary

  • jostling — noun the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing) • Syn: ↑jostle • Derivationally related forms: ↑jostle, ↑jostle (for: ↑jostle) • Hypernyms: ↑shove …   Useful english dictionary

  • jostling — jos·tle || dÊ’É‘sl / dÊ’É’sl n. act of pushing or shoving; push, shove, bump v. push, shove, bump; compete with; be crowded, be squeezed together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jostling — Crowding a person. 4 Am J2d Amuse § 60 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jostle — [[t]ʤɒ̱s(ə)l[/t]] jostles, jostling, jostled 1) VERB If people jostle you, they bump against you or push you in a way that annoys you, usually because you are in a crowd and they are trying to get past you. [V n] You get 2,000 people jostling… …   English dictionary

  • jostle — I. verb (jostled; jostling) Etymology: alteration of justle, frequentative of 1joust Date: 1546 intransitive verb 1. a. to come in contact or into collision b. to make one s way by pushing and shoving < jostling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jostle — Jos tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jostled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jostling}.] [A dim. of joust, just, v. See {Joust}, and cf. {Justle}.] [Written also {justle}.] To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jostled — Jostle Jos tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jostled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jostling}.] [A dim. of joust, just, v. See {Joust}, and cf. {Justle}.] [Written also {justle}.] To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • justle — Jostle Jos tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jostled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jostling}.] [A dim. of joust, just, v. See {Joust}, and cf. {Justle}.] [Written also {justle}.] To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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