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joust, jousts, jousted, jousting (verbs)
1. To fight on horseback or combat with lances; to tilt with blunted lances: "The knights jousted against each other in competition for the prize."
2. To engage in a personal combat or competition or to argue with each oher: "There was a lot of jousting between the lawyers at the trial."

"The congressional candidates were jousting with each other several times in a televised debates."

3. Etymology: from Old French joster, "to joust, to tilt"; from Vulgar (Common) Latin juxtare "to approach, to come together, to meet"; originally, "to be next to"; from Latin juxta, "beside, near" and related to jungere, "to join".
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