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English definition of “jockey”

jockey

noun [C]  /ˈdʒɑk·i/ us  

jockey noun [C] (HORSE RIDER)

a person whose job is riding horses in races

jockey

verb [I always + adv/prep]  /ˈdʒɑk·i/ us  

jockey verb [I always + adv/prep] (GET ADVANTAGE)

to attempt to obtain power or get into a more advantageous position than other people by using any methods you can: TV news cameramen jockeyed for position near the podium.
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