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Jiggle vs. Jostle

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  • Jiggle (noun)

    a weak, shaking movement.

    "Give the key a jiggle and see if it opens."

  • Jiggle (verb)

    To shake something gently; to rattle or wiggle.

    "Jiggle the handle and see if the water stops."

  • Jiggle (verb)

    To shake, rattle, or wiggle.

    "The jelly jiggled in the bowl for a few moments after it was set down."

  • Jostle (verb)

    To bump into or brush against while in motion; to push aside.

  • Jostle (verb)

    To move through by pushing and shoving.

  • Jostle (verb)

    To be close to or in physical contact with.

  • Jostle (verb)

    To contend or vie in order to acquire something.

  • Jostle (verb)

    To pick or attempt to pick pockets.

  • Jostle (noun)

    The act of jostling someone or something; push, shove.

  • Jostle (noun)

    The action of a jostling crowd.

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  • Jiggle (verb)

    To wriggle or frisk about; to move awkwardly; to shake up and down.

  • Jostle

    To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.

  • Jostle (verb)

    To push; to crowd; to hustle.

  • Jostle (noun)

    A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Jiggle (noun)

    a slight irregular shaking motion

  • Jiggle (verb)

    move to and fro;

    "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"

  • Jostle (noun)

    the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)

  • Jostle (verb)

    make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving;

    "We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"

  • Jostle (verb)

    come into rough contact with while moving;

    "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

Princeton's WordNet
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