from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To come in rough contact while moving; push and shove.
- intransitive verb To make one's way by pushing or elbowing.
- intransitive verb To vie for an advantage or position.
- intransitive verb To come into rough contact with while moving.
- intransitive verb To force by pushing or elbowing.
- intransitive verb To vie with for an advantage or position.
- intransitive verb To shake or agitate.
- noun A rough shove or agitating movement.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A pushing about or crowding; a shock or encounter.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To push; to crowd; to hustle.
- transitive verb To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.
- noun A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive, intransitive To
bumpinto or brushagainst while in motion.
- verb intransitive To move through by
- verb transitive To be
closeto or in physical contactwith.
- verb intransitive To
contendor viein order to acquiresomething.
- verb To
pickor attempt to pick pockets.
- noun An experience in which
- noun Being
crowdedor in a condition of jostling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb come into rough contact with while moving
- noun the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
- verb make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
I figure perhaps I can speak a word to jostle him from his entrenched vow to seek revenge.
Once long ago I was in the _Herald_ office with a note to Chaffner the big chief, and I gave him a little word jostle as I passed it over.
The Ottomans were certainly in conflict with Europeans for centuries--they entered the Balkans in the 14th century and they besieged Vienna as recently as 1683; but they certainly did not "jostle" the Crusaders for centuries.
Theriot was suspended for causing his mount to "jostle"
A far-reaching partnership with SAIC is a central part of GM's strategy to manage business in China, where conditions are increasingly challenging as global auto makers and local manufacturers jostle for market share and must contend with government regulation.
Such is Mr. Cecchini's cult status, doubtless assisted by Bill Buford's extravagant portrait of the Italian in his book "Heat," that it is a considerable task to enter his modest butcher shop, given the likelihood of having to jostle past German camera crews and crowds from Japan.
When more spectrum needed for one use, inevitably various interests will throw a few elbows as they jostle for precious real estate.
Analysts said they expect domestic mobile operators to see weaker earnings in the quarters to come due to higher marketing costs as carriers jostle for market share in the ultra-fast network segment.
The bonuses paid to senior executives at RBS and Lloyds, which the government bailed out during the credit crisis, have become a totemic issue as the U.K.'s main political parties jostle to show which of them has the fairest economic policies.
Analysts say that while investment banks would likely happily jostle to handle any major government selling of shares, without law changes, the amount that could be freed up would be limited.