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verb [intransitive] jockey pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒɒki/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyjockey
he/she/itjockeys
present participlejockeying
past tensejockeyed
past participlejockeyed
  1. to try to gain an advantage over your opponents, or to get something that other people are trying to get
    jockey for position (=try to get into the best situation possible):

    Several candidates are already jockeying for position.

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