jostle


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Related to jostle: jive, jostle around

jos·tle

 (jŏs′əl)
v. jos·tled, jos·tling, jos·tles
v.intr.
1. To come in rough contact while moving; push and shove: jostled against the others on the crowded platform.
2. To make one's way by pushing or elbowing: jostled through the guests to the bar.
3. To vie for an advantage or position: jostled with several others for the job.
v.tr.
1. To come into rough contact with while moving: messengers who jostle pedestrians on the sidewalk.
2. To force by pushing or elbowing: jostled my way through the mob.
3. To vie with for an advantage or position: jostled a major shareholder for control of the business.
4. To shake or agitate: jostled the bag of food, and the dog came running.
n.
A rough shove or agitating movement.

[Middle English justilen, to have sexual relations with, frequentative of justen, to joust, from Old French juster; see joust.]

jos′tler n.

jostle

(ˈdʒɒsəl)
vb
1. to bump or push (someone) roughly
2. to come or bring into contact
3. to force (one's way) by pushing
n
4. the act of jostling
5. a rough bump or push
[C14: see joust]
ˈjostlement n
ˈjostler n

jos•tle

(ˈdʒɒs əl)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.t.
1. to bump against, push, or elbow roughly or rudely.
2. to drive or force by pushing or shoving.
3. to contend with: rivals jostling each other for advantage.
4. to exist in close contact or proximity with.
v.i.
5. to bump or brush against others, as in a crowd; push or shove.
6. to make one's way by pushing or shoving.
7. to exist in close contact or proximity.
8. to compete; contend.
n.
9. the act of jostling; a rough bump or push.
[1400–50; late Middle English justilen to have sexual relations with]

jostle


Past participle: jostled
Gerund: jostling

Imperative
jostle
jostle
Present
I jostle
you jostle
he/she/it jostles
we jostle
you jostle
they jostle
Preterite
I jostled
you jostled
he/she/it jostled
we jostled
you jostled
they jostled
Present Continuous
I am jostling
you are jostling
he/she/it is jostling
we are jostling
you are jostling
they are jostling
Present Perfect
I have jostled
you have jostled
he/she/it has jostled
we have jostled
you have jostled
they have jostled
Past Continuous
I was jostling
you were jostling
he/she/it was jostling
we were jostling
you were jostling
they were jostling
Past Perfect
I had jostled
you had jostled
he/she/it had jostled
we had jostled
you had jostled
they had jostled
Future
I will jostle
you will jostle
he/she/it will jostle
we will jostle
you will jostle
they will jostle
Future Perfect
I will have jostled
you will have jostled
he/she/it will have jostled
we will have jostled
you will have jostled
they will have jostled
Future Continuous
I will be jostling
you will be jostling
he/she/it will be jostling
we will be jostling
you will be jostling
they will be jostling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jostling
you have been jostling
he/she/it has been jostling
we have been jostling
you have been jostling
they have been jostling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jostling
you will have been jostling
he/she/it will have been jostling
we will have been jostling
you will have been jostling
they will have been jostling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jostling
you had been jostling
he/she/it had been jostling
we had been jostling
you had been jostling
they had been jostling
Conditional
I would jostle
you would jostle
he/she/it would jostle
we would jostle
you would jostle
they would jostle
Past Conditional
I would have jostled
you would have jostled
he/she/it would have jostled
we would have jostled
you would have jostled
they would have jostled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jostle - the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)jostle - the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
shove - the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); "he gave the door a shove"
elbowing - jostling with the elbows; "elbowing is a foul in basketball"
Verb1.jostle - make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving; "We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"
work, make - proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
2.jostle - come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
elbow - push one's way with the elbows
shoulder in - push one's way in with one's shoulders

jostle

verb
1. push, press, crowd, shake, squeeze, thrust, butt, elbow, bump, scramble, shove, jog, jolt, throng, hustle, joggle We spent an hour jostling with the crowds as we did our shopping.
2. compete, fight, struggle, contest, contend, strive, vie, be in the running, challenge the contenders who have been jostling for the top job
Translations
يَدْفَع بِخُشونَه
strkattahattlačitnarážet
hrinda, ÿta
stumdyti
grūstītgrūstīties
narážaťstrkať
it mek

jostle

[ˈdʒɒsl]
A. VTempujar
B. VIempujar, dar empujones
to jostle against sbdar empujones a algn
to jostle for a placeabrirse paso a empujones
C. Nempujón m

jostle

[ˈdʒɒsəl]
vi (= compete) to jostle for sth [+ job, position] → jouer des coudes pour qch
to jostle for attention → jouer des coudes pour attirer l'attention
to jostle for space → jouer des coudes

jostle

vidrängeln; he jostled against meer rempelte mich an; the people jostling round the stallsdie Leute, die sich vor den Buden drängelten; they are jostling for the top jobsie streiten sich or rangeln um den Spitzenjob ? position N a
vtanrempeln, schubsen; they jostled him out of the roomsie drängten or schubsten ihn aus dem Zimmer; he was jostled along with the crowddie Menge schob ihn mit sich; to jostle one’s way throughsich durchschubsen
nGedränge nt, → Rempelei f

jostle

[ˈdʒɒsl]
1. vturtare, spintonare
2. vidarsi gomitate
to jostle against sb → urtare qn
to jostle for a place → farsi largo a gomitate

jostle

(ˈdʒosl) verb
to push roughly. We were jostled by the crowd; I felt people jostling against me in the dark.
References in classic literature ?
There was something in the small valor of it that quite finished me: these three words from her were, in a flash like the glitter of a drawn blade, the jostle of the cup that my hand, for weeks and weeks, had held high and full to the brim that now, even before speaking, I felt overflow in a deluge.
Even in Broadway and Chestnut streets, Mediterranean mariners will sometimes jostle the affrighted ladies.
The fact is, we all scramble and jostle so much nowadays that I wonder we have anything at all left on us at the end of an evening.
But it is the fault of this gadding up and down Hind that a king's widow must jostle all the scum of the land, and be made a mock by beggars.
The waver, the jostle, and the hum increased in a tenfold degree.
Naked boys of nine years and the fancy-dressed children of luxury; shreds and tatters, and brilliant uniforms; jackass-carts and state-carriages; beggars, Princes and Bishops, jostle each other in every street.
The balloon made little progress, and the wind seemed as though unwilling to jostle its precious burden.
I walk through the crowded streets, men jostle me, and I seem to walk in a dead city.
So the means employed, and the end produced, were alike the most natural in the world; for young ladies will look forward to being married, and will jostle each other in the race to the altar, and will avail themselves of all opportunities of displaying their own attractions to the best advantage, down to the very end of time, as they have done from its beginning.
Most of the animals and plants which live close round any small piece of ground, could live on it (supposing it not to be in any way peculiar in its nature), and may be said to be striving to the utmost to live there; but, it is seen, that where they come into the closest competition with each other, the advantages of diversification of structure, with the accompanying differences of habit and constitution, determine that the inhabitants, which thus jostle each other most closely, shall, as a general rule, belong to what we call different genera and orders.
I had full hold of her watch, but giving a great jostle, as if somebody had thrust me against her, and in the juncture giving the watch a fair pull, I found it would not come, so I let it go that moment, and cried out as if I had been killed, that somebody had trod upon my foot, and that there were certainly pickpockets there, for somebody or other had given a pull at my watch; for you are to observe that on these adventures we always went very well dressed, and I had very good clothes on, and a gold watch by my side, as like a lady as other fold.
Of all grades and kinds of men that jostle one in the public conveyances of the States, these are often the most intolerable and the most insufferable companions.