Synonyms of 'jockey'
to try to obtain an advantage by skilful manoeuvringThe rival political parties are already jockeying for power.
The stores will inevitably end up competing with each other for increased market shares.
He had to fight hard for his place in the team.
The shopkeeper struggled with the intruder for some time before the intruder ran off.
Your former employer has to reply within 14 days in order to contest the case.
The two main groups contended for power.
He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
The two candidates are vying for the support of the New York voters.
Neil watched him jockey the craft among the running seas.
We attempted to manoeuvre the canoe closer to him.
engineer, , ,
a short-lived coup engineered by the army
He's a very difficult character. He manipulates people.
She was unable, for once, to manipulate events.
cajole, , ,
It was he who cajoled the actor into making the film.
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in the sense of cajole
to persuade by flatteryIt was he who cajoled the actor into making the film.
in the sense of contend
to compete or fightThe two main groups contended for power.
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Thesaurus for jockey from the Collins English Thesaurus
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