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See jostle.



justle (third-person singular simple present justles, present participle justling, simple past and past participle justled)

  1. To jostle.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Nahum 2:4,[1]
      The chariots shall rage in the streets; they shall justle one against another in the broad ways []
    • 1713, Joseph Addison, The Guardian, No. 106, 13 July, 1713, in The Guardian, edited by Alexander Chalmers, London: J. Johnson et al., 1806, Volume 2, p. 134,[2]
      [] we justled one another out, and disputed the post for a great while.
    • 1776Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, page 759
      Where the competition is free, the rivalship of competitors, who are all endeavouring to justle one another out of employment, obliges every man to endeavour to execute his work with a certain degree of exactness.
    • 1939, Alfred Edward Housman, Additional Poems, IX
      When the bells justle in the tower
      The hollow night amid,
      Then on my tongue the taste is sour
      Of all I ever did.