juxta-, juxt- +

(Latin: beside; close by, close to, near; adjoining; proximity; to come together, to meet)

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".
jostle, justle (noun)
1. A rough shove or push.
2. The situation of being crowded together.
3. A shock, push, bump, or brush against someone or something in order to move past the person or object in order to get more space when in a crowd of people.
joust (s), jousts (pl) (nouns)
1. A real or a simulated fight in which two knights on horseback ride toward each other and try to force the other one of his horse with lances or other weapons: "The knights were competing in a joust for a special prize of money and recognition by the king."
2. A personal competition, combat, or struggle; now, usually a verbal one; especially, for power or control: "He was a politician who enjoyed a joust with his political opponents."

"The candidates were seen in several jousts with each other on TV as they tried to gain their party's nomination for president."

joust, joust, just
joust (JOUST, JUST) (noun)
A combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances; a tilting match: The chevalier put on his armor as he prepared himself for the joust.
joust (JOUST, JUST) (verb)
To engage in a personal combat or competition: American football can be described as players trying to joust with each other when they run into each other, knocking their opponents down.
just (JUST) (adjective)
1. Honorable and fair in one's dealings and action: Her Honor, Judge Smith, was always just in her decisions at court.
2. Valid within the law; lawful: The verdict made by the judge for the man to pay the traffic fine was a just decision.

The knight tried to assure his lady fair, saying "Don't worry, it is just a joust and no one will be injured."

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".
Next, in the next place.
Immediately adjacent; lying next to.
juxtaampullary, juxta-ampullary
Situated by the side of an ampulla.
juxtaarticular, juxta-articular (adjective); more juxtaarticular, more juxta-articular; ; most juxtaarticular, most juxta-articular
Descriptive of being situated around or near a joint.
Near or beside the heart; also, paracardiac.
Situated or occurring near the cortex of an organ or tissue.
Region adjacent to a costa (a riblike part of a plant or animal; such as, a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing).
juxtaepiphyseal (adjective) (not comparable)
Near to or adjoining an epiphysis; juxtaepiphysial: During Jim's health examination, Dr. Smart located a tumor in the juxtaepiphyseal are close to the rounded end of one of the long bones in Jm's body,
Close to or adjoining an epiphysis (part of a long bone where bone growth occurs).
Near to or adjoining a renal glomerulus (a globular tuft formed by capillaries in the kidney, the site of the filtration barrier between the blood and the kidney).