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1‘she stepped aside to avoid being jostled by a crowd of noisy students’
bump against, bump into, knock against, knock into, bang into, collide with, cannon into, plough into, jolt
push, shove, elbow, hustle
North American informal barrel into
2‘I jostled my way to the exit’
push, thrust, barge, shove, force, squeeze, elbow, shoulder, bulldoze
3‘people jostled for the best position’
struggle, vie, jockey, scramble, crowd one another
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