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jostle

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈdʒɒs.l̩/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.sl̩/
to knock or push roughly against someone in order to move past them or get more space when you are in a crowd of people: As we came into the arena, we were jostled by fans pushing their way towards the stage. Photographers jostled and shoved to get a better view of the royal couple.Pushing and shoving
jostling
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/
Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportPushing and shoving
jostling
adjective uk   /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/
a crowd of jostling reportersPushing and shoving
Phrasal verbs
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