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jockey

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɒk.i/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.ki/
a person whose job is riding horses in races: a champion jockey

jockey

verb [I] uk   /ˈdʒɒk.i/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.ki/
to attempt to get power or get into a better position than other people using any methods you can: Since the death of the president, opposition parties and the army have been jockeying for power. As the singer came on stage, the photographers jockeyed for position at the front of the hall.
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