Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of jostle.
  • noun An act of jostling; a push or shove.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)

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Examples

  • Organisations not directly involved in jostling for government, unlike the three party-affiliated women's organisations, began to emphasise 'difference' in a reaction to the levelling of identities and objectives associated with the 'equalising' drive under PASOK.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • And then apparently the line went dead with all the jostling from the crowd.

    Health Secretary freed from captivity!

  • a "simple beating" can be VERY serious -- blood clots, brain jostling, organs, etc. -- and this does not mean that every response warrants a gun -- responsible gun owners know that & weigh it often. you are right -- it's not simple and it's sad. however, no one said life would be a snap, either. plenty to learn here for all sides.

    Sound Politics: Why Was Daniel Culotti Even ON The Street?

  • It is, indeed, this unique contrast of a quaint element, childish crudities and nursery indecencies and “vain and amatorious” phrase jostling the finest and highest views of life and character, shown in the kaleidoscopic shiftings of the marvellous picture with many a

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It is significant in this regard that the Haggadah is remarkable for the number of foreign words which it contains, Greek, Persian, and Roman terms jostling with Hebrew and Aramaic.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • It is significant in this regard that the Haggadah is remarkable for the number of foreign words which it contains, Greek, Persian, and Roman terms jostling with Hebrew and Aramaic.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • An unpractised writer will sometimes send a beautiful and powerful phrase jostling along in the midst of a clumsy sentence -- like a crowned king escorted by a mob.

    Style

  • As mentioned, separate blankets can help, but if his jostling is a big problem, you may want to consider a new mattress -- or two of them.

    CNN.com

  • Readers look to bestsellers lists to find out what's hot in the bookstore; with thousands of titles jostling for attention being

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Readers look to bestsellers lists to find out what's hot in the bookstore; with thousands of titles jostling for attention being

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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