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jostle

jos·tle

jostle

pronunciation:
ja sl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jostled, jostles, jostling
definition 1: to push, crowd, or bump against, esp. on purpose; collide with.
People jostled each other in the crowded bus.That guy must have stolen my wallet when he jostled me on the platform.
synonyms:
bump, collide, crowd, push
similar words:
elbow, jar, jog, jolt, shoulder, shove
definition 2: to compete vigorously with.
They've been jostling each other since high school.
synonyms:
contest, rival
definition 3: to be crowded closely together with (each other).
synonyms:
crowd, throng
similar words:
herd
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to push, crowd, or bump against a person or object; collide.
synonyms:
bump, push
similar words:
crowd, elbow, hustle, shoulder, shove
definition 2: to compete vigorously.
synonyms:
compete, contend, contest, vie
similar words:
crowd, strive
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action or an instance of jostling; bump.
synonyms:
bump, push
similar words:
collision, jar, jog, jolt, shove
definition 2: the condition of being crowded.
the jostle of the streets
similar words:
bustle, hustle
derivation: jostler (n.)