Definitions for: Jostle


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Jos"tle, v. i.
To push; to crowd; to hustle.

None jostle with him for the wall. --Lamb.


Jos"tle, n.
A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together;
interference.

The jostle of South African nationalities and
civilization. --The Nation.

Synonyms: jostling, shove

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

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Famous Quotes Containing Jostle:


A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.

-- Frederick William Robertson (English Clergyman)


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