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verb as in bump, shake

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A hijacker who wears an explosive belt that goes off with the slightest jostle, or protesters who chain themselves to the tracks in front of a train carrying fuel to a nuclear plant, cannot be scared away from their mission.

The cops gingerly transported King to a hospital, rightly guessing that the slightest jostle could have proved fatal.

Merchandise meetings and legal jargon jostle uncomfortably with superheroics, pajama parties with saving the world.

Outside of the U.S. embassy, thousands of Americans and Haitians jostle daily for a ticket off the island.

The two chief bears rush at the Master and the other bears jostle round them, egging them on.

In short, he may gratify his every whim and fancy, without a pang of reposing conscience, or the least jostle of his self-respect.

The people crowd, the groundlings jostle, men of quality press forward to the platform.

In Oxford and Cambridge town and University are mixed together; shops jostle and elbow colleges in the streets.

The count also had dealings with the silversmith; for in the quartier Juif all classes meet and jostle each other.


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On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jostle, such as: hustle, scramble, shove, bulldoze, butt, and crash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.