—v.t. 1. to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely.
2. to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving: The crowd jostled him into the subway. 3. to exist in close contact or proximity with: The three families jostle each other in the small house. 4. to contend with: rival gangs continually jostling each other. 5. to unsettle; disturb: The thought jostled her complacency. 6. Slang.to pick the pocket of.
—v.i. 1. to bump or brush against someone or something, as in passing or in a crowd; push or shove (often fol. by with, for, or against): He jostled for position. 2. to exist in close contact or proximity with someone or something.
3. to compete; contend.
4. Slang.to pick pockets.
—n. a shock, push, bump, or brush against someone or something. Also,justle.