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jostleverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈdʒɒs.əl/  us   /ˈdʒɑː.səl/
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.
jostling
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/
jostling
adjective uk   /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/
a crowd of jostling reporters
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(Definition of jostle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jostleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈdʒɑs·əl/
to push against someone in order to move past that person or get more space when you are in a crowd of people: [T] Someone jostled her from behind.
(Definition of jostle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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