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Meaning of JOSTLE

Pronunciation:  'jâsul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
  2. [v]  come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
  3. [v]  make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving; "We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"
 

JOSTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: jostling, shove
 
 See Also: elbow, elbowing, force, make, push, shoulder in, shove, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Jos"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jostled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jostling}.] [A dim. of joust, just, v. See {Joust}, and cf.
    {Justle}.] [Written also {justle}.]
    To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow;
    to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.
    ``Bullies jostled him.'' --Macaulay.
    
          Systems of movement, physical, intellectual, and moral,
          which are perpetually jostling each other. --I. Taylor.
    
    
  2. \Jos"tle\, v. i.
    To push; to crowd; to hustle.
    
          None jostle with him for the wall.       --Lamb.
    
    
  3. \Jos"tle\, n.
    A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together;
    interference.
    
          The jostle of South African nationalities and
          civilization.                            --The Nation.
    
    
 
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