jostling jostling  /ˈdʒɑ sə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)

Usage(s):

  1. But most of the jostling travelers were in a festive, uncomplaining mood.
  2. With a slew of additional skyscrapers planned for the capital, developers will be jostling for attention in an increasingly busy skyline.
  3. Arriving at the Tokyo District Court, Tanaka faced a jostling battalion of some 1,500 reporters, photographers and television crews.

News

  1. Race is on for tinier engines

    After ballyhooing ever-bigger V-8s for years, the auto industry is now jostling for bragging rights when it comes to making usable engines as small as possible -- and thus more fuel efficient. Lately, the attention is on a new breed of 1-liter, three-cylinder motors coming to the U.S.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Arizona Republic

  2. Mickelson, Horschel on top after tough day

    ARDMORE - The U.S. Open didn't produce a winner Friday, but Merion Golf Club came out on top after a long day. So did two players when the horn finally sounded at dusk, quieting a lot of jostling near the top of the leaderboard.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle

Quotes

  1. "It's been exciting," said St. Louis Blues president John Davidson. "I don't think the draft is about trades so much. There's some jostling going on for moving up or moving back depending on what your draft list looks like and what your depth...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: John Davidson Source: Yahoo! Sports

  2. "It wasn't a great pit stop and, as I exited the box, I saw two cars jostling for position ahead of me in the pit lane," explained Hamilton. "Obviously, I didn't want to get involved in their tussle, and was trying not to do so, and then all...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: Times 24

  3. And fellow Irishman Quinn said: "We are trying to strengthen and we're working hard. There are a lot of people jostling for position at the moment and clubs are flexing their muscles." "But it should all fall into place pretty soon. And Roy...
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Niall Quinn Source: Sportinglife.co.za

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