Synonyms of jostle
1 pushDictionary • We spent an hour jostling with the crowds as we did our shopping.
push • They pushed him into the car.
press • He pressed his back against the door.
crowd (informal) • It had been a tense, restless day with people crowding her all the time.
squeeze • Somehow they managed to squeeze into the tight space.
thrust • They thrust him into the back of a jeep.
butt • The male butted me.
elbow • They elbowed me out of the way.
bump • We left the road again and bumped over the mountainside.
scramble • More than a million fans are expected to scramble for tickets.
shove • He shoved her out of the way.
jog • Avoid jogging the camera.
jolt • The train jolted into motion.
throng • They throng the beaches in July and August.
hustle • The guards hustled Harry out of the car.
2 competeDictionary • the contenders who have been jostling for the top job
compete • The stores will inevitably end up competing with each other for increased market shares.
fight • He had to fight hard for his place in the team.
struggle • We were struggling for the gun when it went off.
contest • Your former employer has to reply within 14 days in order to contest the case.
contend • The two main groups contended for power.
strive • He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
vie • The two candidates are vying for the support of the New York voters.
be in the running
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bumpIf a vehicle bumps over a surface, it travels in a rough, bouncing way because the surface is very uneven.
• We left the road again and bumped over the mountainside.
buttIf a person or animal butts you, they hit you with the top of their head.
• The male butted me.
competeWhen one firm or country competes with another, it tries to get people to buy its own goods in preference to those of the other firm or country. You can also say that two firms or countries compete.
• The stores will inevitably end up competing with each other for increased market shares.
Thesaurus for jostle from the Collins English Thesaurus