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American English: /ˈdʒɑki/
British English: /ˈdʒɒki/

Translation of jockey in Spanish:

noun plural jockeys

intransitive verb

  • to jockey for somethingthey are all jockeying for the post
    están todos compitiendo por or disputándose el puesto
    with her retirement coming up, many editors are jockeying for position
    al acercarse su jubilación, muchos redactores están tratando de colocarse or (Latin America tb) de ubicarse
    Example sentences
    • We hear endlessly this talk of a power struggle, different factions jockeying for position.
    • Hands in pockets, they stand around jostling, jockeying for place, small fights breaking out and calming.
    • Over 170,000 have voted since the poll began on Sunday 20 October and competition is intense with the ten contenders jockeying for position.

transitive verb

  • to jockey somebody into/out of somethingwe jockeyed them into a position where they had to accept
    los acorralamos de tal forma que tuvieron que aceptar
    he was jockeyed out of the chairmanship
    lograron quitarle la presidencia a base de maniobras
    Example sentences
    • He's diminutive enough to jockey a horse, but he's tough enough to wear down a defense.
    • It is a competition where the elite use personal connections to jockey their cronies into key positions and thus win power and influence.
    • It went down like this: In mid-January Darren was jockeying the phones at Atlantic Records on a weeklong temp assignment.
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