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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.
jostling
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/
jostling
adjective uk   /ˈdʒɒs.lɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.slɪŋ/
a crowd of jostling reporters
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “jostle”
in Spanish empujar…
in French bousculer, (se) cogner (à)…
in German rempeln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擠, 推, 撞…
in Russian проталкиваться…
in Turkish kalabalık içinde insanları iterek gidilecek yere ulaşmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 挤, 推, 撞…
in Polish przepychać się, rozpychać się, popychać…
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