from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To come in rough contact while moving; push and shove: jostled against the others on the crowded platform.
- intransitive v. To make one's way by pushing or elbowing: jostled through the guests to the bar.
- intransitive v. To vie for an advantage or position.
- intransitive v. To be in close proximity.
- intransitive v. To pick or try to pick pockets.
- transitive v. To come into rough contact with while moving: messengers who jostle pedestrians on the sidewalk.
- transitive v. To force by pushing or elbowing: jostled my way through the mob.
- transitive v. To vie with for an advantage or position.
- transitive v. To be in close proximity with: "Books written in all languages ... jostle each other on the shelf” ( Virginia Woolf).
- transitive v. To pick or try to pick the pocket of.
- n. A rough shove or push.
- n. The condition of being crowded together.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bump into or brush against while in motion.
- v. To move through by pushing and shoving.
- v. To be close to or in physical contact with.
- v. To contend or vie in order to acquire something.
- v. To pick or attempt to pick pockets.
- n. An experience in which jostling occurs.
- n. Being crowded or in a condition of jostling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.
- intransitive v. To push; to crowd; to hustle.
- n. A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To push against; crowd against so as to render unsteady; elbow; hustle.
- To check.
- To hustle; shove and be shoved about, as in a crowd.
- n. A pushing about or crowding; a shock or encounter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. come into rough contact with while moving
- n. the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
- v. make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving
Middle English justilen, to have sexual relations with, frequentative of justen, to joust, from Old French juster; see joust.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originally justle ("to have sex with"), formed from jousten + -tle; from the Old French joster ("to joust"), from Latin iuxtā ("next to"), from iungō ("join, connect"). (Wiktionary)