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Jerk

Jerk Meaning & Definition
Jerk Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jerk?

[n] an abrupt spasmodic movement
[n] a sudden abrupt pull
[n] a dull stupid fatuous person
[n] (mechanics) the rate of change of velocity
[v] make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
[v] throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
[v] pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open.."
[v] jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched, as of horses
[v] move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jerk: buck | dork | flick | flip | hitch | jerking | jolt | rate of acceleration | tug | twitch | twitch | yank

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jerk: anhydrate | ass | asshole | backslide | bastard | blast-freeze | bob | bobble | boob | booby | bounce | bowl | brine | bugger | bump | cast | catapult | chuck | chump | chunk | cock | corn | creep | cure | dart | dash | dehydrate | desiccate | didder | ding-a-ling | dingbat | dingdong | dither | dope | drag | dry | dry-cure | dry-salt | embalm | evaporate | fall astern | fall behind | falter | fart | fidget | fire | flick | fling | flip | flip out | flirt | flounce | flutter | fool | fork | freak out on | freeze | freeze-dry | fume | galoot | get behind | get high on | glow | go backwards | go behind | go pitapat | goof | grimace | have the fidgets | have the shakes | heave | heel | hitch | hood | hooligan | hurl | hurtle | idiot | imbecile | irradiate | itch | jackass | jar | jerk back | jerk-off | jig | jigger | jigget | jiggle | jog | joggle | jolt | jostle | jump | kipper | klutz | lance | lapse | launch | let fly | lob | lose ground | louse | lug | lurch | marinade | marinate | meanie | moron | mother | mummify | mutt | nerd | nincompoop | ninny | nip | palpitate | pant | pass | peg | pelt | pickle | pill | pitch | pitchfork | pluck | preservatize | prize sap | pull | pull back | put | put the shot | quake | quaver | quick-freeze | quiver | rat | recede | recidivate | refrigerate | regress | relapse | retrocede | retroflex | retrograde | retrogress | return | revert | rictus | salt | sap | saphead | sawney | schlemiel | schmuck | season | serve | shake | shit | shithead | shitheel | shiver | shock | shudder | shy | sling | slip back | smoke | smoke-cure | snake | snap | snatch | SOB | squirm | start | stinkard | stinker | stuff | sudden pull | swell | swell with emotion | thrill | thrill to | throb | throw | tic | tilt | tingle | tingle with excitement | tomfool | toss | toss and turn | tremble | tremor | tug | tumble | turd | turn on to | tweak | twist | twist and turn | twitch | twitter | vellicate | wiggle | wobble | wrench | wrest | wriggle | wring | writhe | yank | yerk

See Also | draw | fibrillate | force | misfit | motility | motion | move | move | move involuntarily | move reflexively | movement | pull | pull | pulling | push | rate

Jerk In Webster's Dictionary

\Jerk\, v. t. [Corrupted from Peruv. charqui dried beef.] To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, jerk beef. See {Charqui}.
\Jerk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jerked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jerking}.] [Akin to yerk, and perh. also to yard a measure.] 1. To beat; to strike. [Obs.] --Florio. 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.
\Jerk\, v. i. 1. To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts. --Milton. 2. To flout with contempt.
\Jerk\, 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. Lobsters . . . swim backwards by jerks or springs. --Grew.

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