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jockey

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Horses
jockeyjock‧ey1 /ˈdʒɒki $ ˈdʒɑːki/ noun [countable]  DSHsomeone who rides horses in races
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jockeyA jockey may ride as many as 12 or 14 races a day.He was champion jockey in 1872 with eighty-seven winners.In 1995, the stock market smashed more records than a disgruntled disk jockey.Not many other jockeys are so lucky.One of the jockeys told me you lived along Boat Quay, so we asked around.Then why did he put her up at Ascot rather than one of the top jockeys?
jockeyjockey2 verb [intransitive]  MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto compete strongly to get into the best position or situation, or to get the most powerjockey for photographers jockeying for position at the bar After the war, rival politicians began to jockey for power.→ See Verb table
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jockeyCompetition, time-serving, jockeying for advantage, and avoiding blame were the new guiding principles.Bribery is rife in jockeying for good positions on the dealing floor of some firms.In Congress, the same jockeying for political capital, of which Johnson and Romney were accused, was evident.They're jockeying for position the moment they see the light at the end of the tunnel.The partisan jockeying illustrates the difficulties inherent in investigations into campaign fund raising.Camera operators jockey the cameras around as instructed by the director.Members of important congressional committees are jockeying to see him.jockeying for positionYour close relationships inevitably involve one long process of jockeying for position.With us all jockeying for position in the status stakes, we can't afford for this to happen.Two airlines are jockeying for position in the trans-Atlantic market.They're jockeying for position the moment they see the light at the end of the tunnel.Even before the formal resignation announcements, the jockeying for position within the Shadow Cabinet was well under way last night.
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Verb table
jockey
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjockey
he, she, itjockeys
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjockeyed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jockeyed
he, she, ithas jockeyed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jockeyed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jockey
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jockeyed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jockeying
he, she, itis jockeying
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you, we, theyare jockeying
Past
I, he, she, itwas jockeying
you, we, theywere jockeying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jockeying
he, she, ithas been jockeying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jockeying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jockeying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jockeying
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