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jostle

verb [I or T]     /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     /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/ US  /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/ noun [U] Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportPushing and shoving jostling     /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/ US  /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/ adjective a crowd of jostling reportersPushing and shoving
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