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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.
Translations of “jockey”
in Korean 기수…
in Arabic فارِس حِصان السِّباق…
in French jockey…
in Turkish jokey…
in Italian fantino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 職業賽馬騎師…
in Russian жокей…
in Polish dżokej…
in Spanish jockey…
in Portuguese jóquei, joqueta…
in German der Jockei…
in Catalan joquei…
in Japanese 騎手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 职业赛马骑师…
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