Definitions for jerk

Definitions for (noun) jerk

Main entry: tug, jerk

Definition: a sudden abrupt pull

Main entry: jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade

Definition: an abrupt spasmodic movement

Main entry: jerk

Definition: raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms

Main entry: jerk, jerked meat, jerky

Definition: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

Main entry: jerk, dork

Definition: a dull stupid fatuous person

Main entry: jerk

Definition: (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

Definitions for (verb) jerk

Main entry: twitch, jerk

Definition: make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

Usage: his face is twitching

Main entry: jerk, flick

Definition: throw or toss with a quick motion

Usage: flick a piece of paper across the table; jerk his head

Main entry: jerk, yank

Definition: pull, or move with a sudden movement

Usage: He turned the handle and jerked the door open

Main entry: jerk, buck, hitch

Definition: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

Usage: the yung filly bucked

Main entry: twitch, jerk

Definition: move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

Usage: The patient's legs were jerkings

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