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  Definition of jerk
  1. a sudden abrupt pull
  2. an abrupt spasmodic movement
  3. a dull stupid fatuous person
  4. (mechanics) the rate of change of velocity
  5. make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
  6. throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
  7. pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
  8. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"
  9. move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient''s legs were jerkings"
Similar Words: tug, jerking, jolt, dork, rate of acceleration, twitch, flick, yank, buck, hitch

 

Hyponyms: schmuck, shmuck, schmo, shmo, fibrillate

 

Grouped Verbs: twitch

 

Derivational Morphology: twitch, yank, tug, jolt, jar, flick, buck, hitch, jerking, twitching, vellication, yanker, jerker

 

 
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