Meaning of jostle
Pronunciation: ( jos'ul), [key]
— v., n. -tled, -tling,
- to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely.
- to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving: The crowd jostled him into the subway.
- to exist in close contact or proximity with: The three families jostle each other in the small house.
- to contend with: rival gangs continually jostling each other.
- to unsettle; disturb: The thought jostled her complacency.
- to pick the pocket of.
- to bump or brush against someone or something, as in passing or in a crowd; push or shove (often fol. by with, for, or against): He jostled for position.
- to exist in close contact or proximity with someone or something.
- to compete; contend.
- to pick pockets.
- a shock, push, bump, or brush against someone or something.
- jostle (Thesaurus)