Pronunciation: jẽrkt
v. t.1.To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, to jerk beef. See Charqui.
[imp. & p. p. Jerked (jẽrkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Jerking.]
1.To beat; to strike.
2.To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.
3.To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
v. i.1.To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
2.To flout with contempt.
n.1.A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
His jade gave him a jerk.
- B. Jonson.
2.A sudden start or spring.
2.Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called physical jerks.
3.A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person.
4.(Sport) The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from press in that the motion in a jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean and jerk of two hundred pounds.
Noun1.jerk - a dull stupid fatuous person
Synonyms: dork
2.jerk - an abrupt spasmodic movement
Synonyms: jerking, jolt
3.jerk - (mechanics) the rate of change of velocity
4.jerk - a sudden abrupt pull
Synonyms: tug
Verb1.jerk - pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
Synonyms: yank
2.jerk - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
Synonyms: twitch
3.jerk - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
Synonyms: twitch
4.jerk - jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"
Synonyms: hitch, buck
5.jerk - throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
Synonyms: flick
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Translate Jerk to Spanish, Translate Jerk to German, Translate Jerk to French
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jerboa rat
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-- Jerk --
jerk off
jerked meat
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