Jostle is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of jostle, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - come into rough contact with while moving
EXAMPLES - Jostle in a Sentence
- Train stations are always jostle-y, but this was mad. (source)
- Theriot was suspended for causing his mount to "jostle" (source)
- Hundreds of passengers jostle with each other as they stream down the jetty. (source)
- As the beets neared Canal Street, the jostle of the multitudes grew turbulent. (source)
- Boys of 18 of wonderful talent jostle alongside agents anxious to make a killing. (source)
- Each week, three C-listers jostle to be promoted to a fictional role in the community. (source)
- Aunt Jane continued to jostle and jiggle my babe, and I perched on the edge of the sofa. (source)
- I figure perhaps I can speak a word to jostle him from his entrenched vow to seek revenge. (source)
- All it takes is a little bit of jostle of the earth and some of those things can fall down. (source)
- He'd had a hard time even then, but Brian could always jostle him out of his miserable moods. (source)
- He's got a firm handshake, but it lets up just a little before you can throw in a good jostle. (source)
- Many developers jostle to release their apps around weekends, when consumers are most active on the store. (source)
- It may look like a breeze, but racing around the rink trying to bump blockers and jostle jammers is no easy task. (source)
- While they jostle over who might be responsible for civilian casualties, angry Afghans put growing pressure on NATO. (source)
- Yet cyclists say riding in Los Angeles can be terrifying, as they jostle with cars and buses on tightly-packed roads. (source)
- He's got a firm handshake, but it lets up just a little before you can throw in a good jostle -- leaves you wondering. (source)
- With General Growth now in bankruptcy court, a wide array of creditors will jostle to recoup as much as possible from the company. (source)
- When more spectrum needed for one use, inevitably various interests will throw a few elbows as they jostle for precious real estate. (source)
- It was one of the few opportunities for the twelve great families to jostle for status in the old, time-honored tradition of adventure. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Millions of people packed the streets of Washington, D.C., to witness -- or at least jostle toward -- President Barack Obama's inauguration. (source)
- Ulf Palm/AFP/Getty Images Skiers jostle for position on the first uphill part of the Vasaloppet marathon ski race in Salen, Sweden, on Sunday. (source)
- In any case, there is a joyfulness to the event, as the chefs gather on the hill outside the kitchen and jostle one another as they get into position. (source)
- During the interval, while those lucky enough to be there jostle for drinks, viewers at home will enjoy the Brandenburg Concerto No 2, from Saturday's matinee. (source)
- Both armies jostle for position some more and Prag, the young, nervous commander of our second cavalry unit, who is positioned right next to me, heads out to engage Warlika. (source)
- Mr. Ahrens also said he wouldn't be surprised to see more investment-grade issuance in the coming week, given the stock market's better tone, which could jostle Treasury prices. (source)
- Meanwhile, the information technology that underpins these processes can also become more entangled as aging legacy systems jostle with new applications to support the needs of the business. (source)
- 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. (source)
- India is expected to have about three million high definition TV users by the end of 2010 and is seeing competition intensify in the segment as direct-to-home satellite operators jostle for space. (source)
- Some Thais wondered why foreign film crews shoot films in the dingiest, most crowded parts of Bangkok where elephants jostle for space with three-wheeler Tuk-Tuk taxis and swarms of street vendors. (source)
- 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. (source)
- He would have stopped all work to beg for extra pay at the merest suggestion of such a thing; but as it was he raised both fists and lapsed into his own tongue to apostrophize the ruffian who dared jostle King. (source)
- Time and time again, despite repeated warnings, highly "educated" African intellectuals throw caution and common sense to the winds and fiercely jostle one another for the chance to hop into bed with military brutes. (source)
- Associated Press Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Mr. Ahrens also said he wouldn't be surprised to see more investment-grade issuance in the coming week, given the stock market's better tone, which could jostle Treasury prices. (source)
- 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. (source)
- The beekeeper had taken off his gloves and his screen-helmet, but he drove in his white suit, and Sue Ellen kept an eye on the lid of the container in front of them, to be sure it didn't jostle open after each bump in the road. (source)
- If you jostle the earth in one spot, certainly in other spots where the earth has some weak points, and this would be one of them, and I'm thinking, that, you know, you jostle one part, and it's going to loosen the other part for sure. (source)
- The others, boys with thrift shop tees over crisp oxfords, men like my dad whom everyone assumes is a roadie because he looks like he's in a heavy metal band, and older women with scattered hair and dry lips, jostle to prove they're up to it. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Analysts saw the talks as part of a consolidation trend, as Hewlett-Packard Co, IBM and Cisco Systems Inc jostle for control of corporate data centers and compete to supply the high-end computers that power complex corporate transactions and networks. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Leaders of various party factions, being humans in politics and therefore bearing within themselves unsleeping little engines of ambition (that's what Billy Herndon said lay inside his friend, unassuming prairie lawyer Abe Lincoln) will jostle each other for place. (source)
- 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. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "jostle" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 23 synonyms for jostle.
bang into, bulldoze, bump heads, butt, crash, crowd, elbow, hustle, jab, jog, joggle, jolt, nudge, press, push, push around, push aside, rough and tumble, scramble, shoulder, shove, squeeze, thrust
We have 3 antonyms for jostle.
leave alone, pull, repress
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jostle from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To come in rough contact while moving; push and shove: jostled against the others on the crowded platform.
- (verb-intransitive) To make one's way by pushing or elbowing: jostled through the guests to the bar.
- (verb-intransitive) To vie for an advantage or position.
- (verb-intransitive) To be in close proximity.
- (verb-intransitive) To pick or try to pick pockets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To bump into or brush against while in motion.
- (verb) To move through by pushing and shoving.
- (verb) To be close to or in physical contact with.
- (verb) To contend or vie in order to acquire something.
- (verb) To pick or attempt to pick pockets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.
- (verb-intransitive) To push; to crowd; to hustle.
- (noun) A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To push against; crowd against so as to render unsteady; elbow; hustle.
- (None) To check.
- (None) To hustle; shove and be shoved about, as in a crowd.
- (noun) A pushing about or crowding; a shock or encounter.
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