- vt. 推挤，撞；争夺
- vi. 竞争，争夺；推挤
- n. 推撞，挤拥
1. join, juxtapose => joust => jostle.
2. frequentative form of joust.
3. juxt- / juxta- => joust.
- jostle: see joust
- jostle (v.)
- 1540s, justle, "to knock against," formed from jousten (see joust) + frequentative suffix -tle. The usual spelling 17c.-18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was "to have sex with" (c. 1400). Meaning "to contend for the best position or place" is from 1610s. Related: Jostled; jostling. As a noun from c. 1600.
- 1. Big transcontinental enterprises jostle with one another for world markets.
- 2. An assassin grimly carries his mission through the jostle of a carnival.
- 3. At the solar surface, convective motions of heated gases jostle the magnetic field line.
- 在太阳表面, 炽热气体的对流运动把这根磁力线冲来撞去.
- 4. European leaders jostle to be snapped standing next to him.
- 5. Pricing is set to get more competitive as banks jostle for business.
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