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v. jos·tled, jos·tling, jos·tles
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.
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jostling - the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)jostling - 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"


1. adj (crowd) → che spinge
2. npigia pigia m
References in classic literature ?
Down below, the little town could be seen with its white, red-roofed houses, its cathedral, and its bridge, on both sides of which streamed jostling masses of Russian troops.
There were really, I should think, two or three hundred people elbowing and jostling one an- other, the one or two ladies there being by no means the least active.
On this occasion the jostling of the streets irritated me more than ever, I could not make out what was wrong with me, I could not find the clue, something seemed rising up continually in my soul, painfully, and refusing to be appeased.
Even if you had completed your third year in the Pentagonal and Hexagonal classes in the University, and were perfect in the theory of the subject, you would still find that there was need of many years of experience, before you could move in a fashionable crowd without jostling against your betters, whom it is against etiquette to ask to "feel", and who, by their superior culture and breeding, know all about your movements, while you know very little or nothing about theirs.
Luck jerked them into life, slammed them up against the jostling table, and told them: "Now play, damn you, play
The next she knew, the pressure of his lips yet warm on hers, she was in a group of jostling young fellows, none of whom seemed to take the slightest notice of her.
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After jostling for space and breath in a congested, overcrowded corridor for 15 minutes, Wahi, a diabetic, collapsed.
There was some jostling to get to the front of the stage and the accused was unhappy about this.
Instead of being rivals and jostling for position, they will be working together in order to make much faster progress in economic development.
It was a similar scene in some busy pubs, with people jostling each other in the hope of being served first.