What will you do if you are in a crowded party with your friend at the other end ? Definately you will jostle through the crowd to reach out to him/her. many times to catch a bus or train we jostle through the crowd to catch our local transport. Jostle is to push and shove others in order to make way.
Pronunciation : jos-uh-L
The Dictionary Definitions for Jostle are as follows:
1. To come into rough contact while moving; push and shove
2. To make one’s way by pushing or elbowing
3. To be in close proximity
4. To pick or try to pick pockets
5. To vie for an advantage or a position
Master’s Tip to learn Jostle:
Remember Shahrukh khan’s movie JOSH in which the scorpion and eagle gang keep on bumping into each other, you can remember the word jostle from it.
Usage Examples for Jostle:
1. He jostled against the others on the crowded platform to get to the train.
2. He jostled through the guests to the bar.
3. “Books written in all languages.. jostle each other on the shelf” (virginia wolf)
4. I figure perhaps I can speak a word to jostle him from his entrenched vow to seek revenge.