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jostle, jostles, jostling, jostled (verbs)
1. To push, to crowd, to elbow, or to bump against another person or people in a rough way; usually in a crowded situation: "We saw people who jostled each other in the crowded bus."
2. To knock or to bump against someone, or to push or to elbow someone deliberately; sometimes as an expression of aggression or hostility.
3. To push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.
4. Etymology: from the 1540's which was formed from Old French joster, "to joust, to tilt"; from Vulgar Latin (everyday speech of the Roman people, as opposed to literary Latin) juxtare, "to approach, to come together, to meet"; originally "to be next to"; from Latin juxta, "beside, near"; related to jungere, "to join".
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