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push or knock against somebody

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jostle - shove

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The word ‘jostle’ can be used in both a literal and figurative sense. Literally, it expresses colliding or coming into contact with people, usually in order to make your way through a crowd or to do something before others. Figuratively, it can be used in relation to competing vigorously with others in order to gain an objective.

Synonyms jockey
Antonyms disengage,dissociate,partition

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  1. I had to jostle with a number of highly qualified candidates for the position, but in the end, I got the job.

  2. The paparazzi were jostling to get the best vantage point for a photograph as the royal couple arrived at the charity gala.

  3. A huge crowd packed into the concert which made it quite an unpleasant experience. I did not like being constantly jostled by people.

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