jostle

  • 1 Jostle — Jos tle, v. i. To push; to crowd; to hustle. [1913 Webster] None jostle with him for the wall. Lamb. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Jostle — Jos tle, n. A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference. [1913 Webster] The jostle of South African nationalities and civilization. The Nation. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 jostle — ► VERB 1) push or bump against roughly. 2) (jostle for) struggle or compete forcefully for. ► NOUN ▪ the action of jostling. ORIGIN from JOUST(Cf. ↑jouster) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 jostle — I (bump into) verb bang into, buffet, bump, bump against, butt, collide, crash into, crowd, elbow, fodicare, graze against, hit against, hustle, jab, jar, jolt, knock, knock against, nudge, poke, press, prod, push, run against, shake, shove,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 jostle — (v.) 1540s, justle, to knock against, formed from jousten (see JOUST (Cf. joust)) + frequentative suffix tle. The usual spelling 17c. 18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was to have sex with (c.1400). Meaning to contend for the best… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 jostle — [v] bump, shake bang into, bulldoze*, bump heads*, butt*, crash, crowd, elbow, hustle, jab, jog, joggle, jolt, nudge, press, push, push around, push aside, rough and tumble*, scramble, shoulder, shove, squeeze, thrust; concepts 152,189,208 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 jostle — [jäs′əl] vt., vi. jostled, jostling [earlier justle, freq. < ME justen: see JOUST] 1. to bump or push, as in a crowd; elbow or shove roughly 2. to push (one s way) by shoving or bumping 3. to come or bring into close contact 4. to contend… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 jostle — v. 1) (d; intr.) to jostle for (to jostle for position) 2) (d; intr.) to jostle with (the children were jostling with each other) * * * [ dʒɒs(ə)l] (d; intr.) to jostle with (the children were jostleling with each other) (d; intr.) to jostle for… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 jostle — UK [ˈdʒɒs(ə)l] / US [ˈdʒɑs(ə)l] verb Word forms jostle : present tense I/you/we/they jostle he/she/it jostles present participle jostling past tense jostled past participle jostled 1) [intransitive] to compete for something two candidates… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 jostle — jostlement, n. jostler, n. /jos euhl/, v., jostled, jostling, n. v.t. 1. to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely. 2. to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving: The crowd jostled him into the subway. 3. to exist …

    Universalium

  • 12 jostle — jos|tle [ˈdʒɔsəl US ˈdʒa: ] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: joust; JOUSTING] 1.) [I and T] to push or knock against someone in a crowd, especially so that you can get somewhere or do something before other people jostle for ▪ Followers of the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 jostle — jos|tle [ dʒasl ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to push against someone because you are trying to move past them in a crowd: We managed to jostle our way to the front. 2. ) intransitive to compete for something: two candidates jostling for …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 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

  • 15 jostle — verb push or bump against roughly. ↘(jostle for) struggle or compete forcefully for. noun the action of jostling. Origin ME justle, from just, an earlier form of joust …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 jostle — verb 1) jostled by the crowd Syn: bump into/against, knock into/against, bang into, collide with, plow into, jolt; push, shove, elbow, mob, shoulder; informal barrel into, bulldoze 2) media empires jostle to catch the eye of Asian readers and… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 jostle — [ˈdʒɒs(ə)l] verb 1) [I] to compete for something The two parties are jostling for control of the parliament.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to push against someone in order to move past them in a crowd We managed to jostle our way to the front.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 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

  • 19 jostle — 1. verb /ˈdʒɒs.əl,ˈdʒɑ.səl/ a) To bump into or brush against while in motion. b) To move through by pushing and shoving. 2. noun /ˈdʒɒs.əl,ˈdʒɑ.səl/ a) An experience in which jostling occurs …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 jostle — Synonyms and related words: agree to disagree, assault, battle, be at cross purposes, be at variance, bear, bear upon, bearing, bob, bobble, boost, bounce, box, brawl, break, break off, broil, buck, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, butt …

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