Pronunciation: ( jos'ul), [key]
—v., -tled, -tling,
1. to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely.
2. to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving: The crowd jostled him into the subway.
3. to exist in close contact or proximity with: The three families jostle each other in the small house.
4. to contend with: rival gangs continually jostling each other.
5. to unsettle; disturb: The thought jostled her complacency.
6. Slang.to pick the pocket of.
1. to bump or brush against someone or something, as in passing or in a crowd; push or shove (often fol. by with, for, or against): He jostled for position.
2. to exist in close contact or proximity with someone or something.
3. to compete; contend.
4. Slang.to pick pockets.
a shock, push, bump, or brush against someone or something. Also,justle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.