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jerk 1

 (jûrk)
v. jerked, jerk·ing, jerks
v.tr.
1. To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
2. To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion.
3. To utter abruptly or sharply: jerked out the answer.
4. To make and serve (ice-cream sodas, for example) at a soda fountain.
5. Sports To press (a weight) overhead from shoulder height in a quick motion.
v.intr.
1. To move in sudden abrupt motions; jolt: The train jerked forward.
2. To make spasmodic motions: My legs jerked from fatigue.
n.
1. A sudden abrupt motion, such as a yank or twist.
2. A jolting or lurching motion.
3. Physiology A sudden reflexive or spasmodic muscular movement.
4. jerks Involuntary convulsive twitching often resulting from excitement. Often used with the.
5. Slang A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.
6. Sports A lift in which the weight is heaved overhead from shoulder height with a quick motion.
Phrasal Verbs:
jerk off Vulgar Slang
To masturbate.
jerk around
To take unfair advantage of, deceive, or manipulate.

[Origin unknown.]

jerk′er n.
jerk′ing·ly adv.

jerk 2

 (jûrk)
tr.v. jerked, jerk·ing, jerks
To cut (meat) into long strips and dry in the sun or cure by exposing to smoke.
adj.
Being or relating to a method of barbecuing meat that has been seasoned and wrapped in leaves of the allspice tree: jerk chicken.

[Back-formation from jerky.]

jerk

(dʒɜːk)
vb
1. to move or cause to move with an irregular or spasmodic motion
2. to throw, twist, pull, or push (something) abruptly or spasmodically
3. (often foll by: out) to utter (words, sounds, etc) in a spasmodic, abrupt, or breathless manner
n
4. an abrupt or spasmodic movement
5. an irregular jolting motion: the car moved with a jerk.
6. (plural) informal Also called: physical jerks Brit physical exercises
7. (Pathology) (plural) US a slang word for chorea
8. slang chiefly US and Canadian a person regarded with contempt, esp a stupid or ignorant person
[C16: probably variant of yerk to pull stitches tight in making a shoe; compare Old English gearcian to make ready]
ˈjerker n
ˈjerking adj, n

jerk

(dʒɜːk)
vb (tr)
(Cookery) to preserve (venison, beef, etc) by cutting into thin strips and curing by drying in the sun
n
(Cookery) Also called: jerky jerked meat, esp beef
[C18: back formation from jerky, from charqui]

jerk1

(dʒɜrk)
n.
1. a quick, sharp pull, thrust, twist, or the like; sudden, abrupt movement.
2. a sudden involuntary muscle contraction, as of a reflex.
3. Slang. a contemptibly naive, stupid, or insignificant person.
4. (in weightlifting) the raising of a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms.
5. the jerks, involuntary, spasmodic muscular movements, as from emotional tension.
v.t.
6. to pull, twist, move, thrust, or throw with a quick, suddenly arrested motion: She jerked the child by the hand.
7. Informal. to prepare and serve (sodas, ice cream, etc.) at a soda fountain.
v.i.
8. to give a jerk or jerks.
9. to move with a quick, sharp motion; move spasmodically.
10. Informal. to work as a soda jerk.
11. jerk around, to treat (someone) in a manipulative and deceitful manner.
12. jerk off, Vulgar Slang. to masturbate.
[1540–50; perhaps dial. variant of yerk to draw stitches tight (shoemaker's term)]
jerk′er, n.

jerk2

(dʒɜrk)

v.t.
1. to preserve (meat, esp. beef) by cutting in strips and drying in the sun.
adj.
2. being or containing a spicy seasoning mixture flavored with allspice, used esp. in Jamaican cooking: jerk sauce.
3. prepared with jerk flavorings, esp. by barbecuing or grilling: jerk chicken.
[1700–10; < American Spanish charquear, derivative of charqui jerky2]

jerk

  • flounce - Can mean a sudden fling or jerk of the body or a limb.
  • hike - As a walk, it evolved from its original meaning of "to jerk or pull" (oneself along).
  • jerk - As in jerked meat (e.g. beef jerky), it is from American Spanish and Quechua charqui, "dried flesh."
  • weight lifting, power lifting - Weight lifting is specifically the press, the clean and jerk, and the snatch; power lifting is the bench press, squat, and dead lift.

jerk


Past participle: jerked
Gerund: jerking

Imperative
jerk
jerk
Present
I jerk
you jerk
he/she/it jerks
we jerk
you jerk
they jerk
Preterite
I jerked
you jerked
he/she/it jerked
we jerked
you jerked
they jerked
Present Continuous
I am jerking
you are jerking
he/she/it is jerking
we are jerking
you are jerking
they are jerking
Present Perfect
I have jerked
you have jerked
he/she/it has jerked
we have jerked
you have jerked
they have jerked
Past Continuous
I was jerking
you were jerking
he/she/it was jerking
we were jerking
you were jerking
they were jerking
Past Perfect
I had jerked
you had jerked
he/she/it had jerked
we had jerked
you had jerked
they had jerked
Future
I will jerk
you will jerk
he/she/it will jerk
we will jerk
you will jerk
they will jerk
Future Perfect
I will have jerked
you will have jerked
he/she/it will have jerked
we will have jerked
you will have jerked
they will have jerked
Future Continuous
I will be jerking
you will be jerking
he/she/it will be jerking
we will be jerking
you will be jerking
they will be jerking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jerking
you have been jerking
he/she/it has been jerking
we have been jerking
you have been jerking
they have been jerking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jerking
you will have been jerking
he/she/it will have been jerking
we will have been jerking
you will have been jerking
they will have been jerking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jerking
you had been jerking
he/she/it had been jerking
we had been jerking
you had been jerking
they had been jerking
Conditional
I would jerk
you would jerk
he/she/it would jerk
we would jerk
you would jerk
they would jerk
Past Conditional
I would have jerked
you would have jerked
he/she/it would have jerked
we would have jerked
you would have jerked
they would have jerked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jerk - a dull stupid fatuous person
misfit - someone unable to adapt to their circumstances
schmo, schmuck, shmo, shmuck - (Yiddish) a jerk
2.jerk - an abrupt spasmodic movement
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
3.jerk - (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
mechanics - the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
4.jerk - meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
beef jerky - strips of dried beef
biltong - meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
5.jerk - raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
weightlift, weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
clean, clean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
6.jerk - a sudden abrupt pulljerk - a sudden abrupt pull      
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
Verb1.jerk - pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
2.jerk - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motionsjerk - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
twitch, jerk - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.jerk - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motionjerk - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
fibrillate - make fine, irregular, rapid twitching movements; "His heart fibrillated and he died"
move involuntarily, move reflexively - move in an uncontrolled manner
jerk, twitch - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
4.jerk - jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.jerk - throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

jerk

verb
1. jolt, bang, bump, lurch, shake The car jerked to a halt.
noun
1. lurch, movement, thrust, twitch, jolt, throw He indicated the bedroom with a jerk of his head.
2. (Chiefly U.S. & Canad.) idiot, fool, prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, moron, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), plank (Brit. slang), chump, imbecile, cretin, oaf, simpleton, dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, nincompoop, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), mooncalf, dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull He'd tricked her into walking into the garbage, to make her look like a total jerk!

jerk

verb
1. To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion:
2. To proceed with sudden, abrupt movements:
noun
1. A sudden motion, such as a pull:
2. Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
3. Slang. An unpleasant, tiresome person:
Slang: drip, dweeb, nerd, pill, poop.
Translations
هَزَّهيَهُز، يَشُد
kodrcatstrkattrhnouttrhnutí
rykrykke
à-coupsecoussesuraccélérationtête de nœud
hirtelen rántás
kippa, rykkjakippur, rykkur
su pertrūkiaistrūkčiojantistrūkčiojimas
grūdiensgrūstparautraustītiesraut
terigať
suneksunititepec
çekmeksarsıla sarsıla gitmeksarsıntısilkinti

jerk

[dʒɜːk]
A. N
1. (= shake) → sacudida f; (= pull) → tirón m, jalón m (LAm) (Med) → espasmo m muscular
physical jerks (Brit) → gimnasia f, ejercicios mpl (físicos)
by jerksa sacudidas
he sat up with a jerkse incorporó de golpe
to put a jerk in itmenearse
2. (US) → imbécil mf, gilipollas mf inv, pendejo m (LAm) , huevón/ona m/f (Andes, S. Cone)
what a jerk!¡menudo imbécil!
B. VT
1. (= pull) → dar un tirón a, tirar bruscamente de, jalar bruscamente de (LAm); (= shake) → sacudir, dar una sacudida a; (= throw) → arrojar con un movimiento rápido
to jerk sth alongarrastrar algo a tirones
to jerk o.s. alongmoverse a sacudidas, avanzar a tirones
he jerked it away from meme lo quitó de un tirón or (LAm) jalón
to jerk o.s. freesoltarse de un tirón or (LAm) jalón
2. (US) [+ meat] → atasajar
C. VIdar una sacudida
to jerk alongmoverse a sacudidas
the bus jerked to a haltel autobús dio unas sacudidas y se paró
jerk off VI + ADVhacerse una paja
jerk out VT + ADV [+ words] → decir con voz entrecortada

jerk

[ˈdʒɜːrk]
n
(= sharp movement) [head, hand, body, wrist] → geste m brusque
with a jerk of his head → d'un geste brusque de la tête
(= uncontrolled movement) → saccade f
(= jolt) [bus, train] → secousse f
with a jerk
The train started with a jerk → Le train a démarré dans une secousse.
to give a jerk → donner une secousse
[line, rope] → secousse f
(= person) → pauvre type m
vt
[+ line, rope] → arracher brusquement
to jerk sth from sth
Buster jerked the lead from my grasp → Buster m'a brusquement arraché la laisse des mains.
[+ head, hand]
I jerked my hand away → J'ai brusquement écarté ma main.
to jerk one's head up → relever brusquement la tête
to jerk sth back [+ hand, head] → rejeter qch en arrière
vi
[vehicle] → cahoter
to jerk to a halt
The bus jerked to a halt → Le bus a cahoté jusqu'à un arrêt.
[person] → avoir un sursaut
He jerked as if he had been shot → Il eut un sursaut comme si on lui avait tiré dessus.
to jerk up → se relever brusquement
His head jerked up and he stared at me → Sa tête s'est relevée brusquement et il m'a fixé.
to jerk back
She jerked back in horror → Horrifiée, elle a reculé brusquement.

jerk

n
Ruck m; (= jump)Satz m; (= spasm, twitch)Zuckung f, → Zucken nt no pl; to give something a jerkeiner Sache (dat)einen Ruck geben; rope, fishing linean etw (dat)ruckartig ziehen; to give a jerk (car) → rucken, einen Satz machen; (= twitch) (person) → zusammenzucken; (knee etc) → zucken; (head) → zurückzucken; the train stopped with a jerkder Zug hielt mit einem Ruck an; to move in short jerkssich ruckartig bewegen
(inf: = person) → Dumpfbacke f (sl), → Trottel m (inf)
vtrucken or ruckeln (inf)an (+dat); the impact jerked his head forward/backbeim Aufprall wurde sein Kopf nach vorn/hinten geschleudert; she jerked her thumb toward(s) the carsie streckte schnell ihren Daumen dem Auto entgegen; he jerked the fish out of the waterer zog den Fisch mit einem Ruck aus dem Wasser; he jerked his head back to avoid the puncher riss den Kopf zurück, um dem Schlag auszuweichen; he jerked the book away/out of my hander riss das Buch weg/mir das Buch aus der Hand; he jerked himself freeer riss sich los; to jerk out one’s wordsdie Worte hervorstoßen
vi (rope, fishing line)rucken; (= move jerkily)ruckeln (inf); (body, muscle)zucken, zusammenzucken; (head)zurückzucken; he jerked away from meer sprang mit einem Satz von mir weg; his head jerked forwardsein Kopf wurde nach vorne geschleudert; the car jerked forwardder Wagen machte einen Satz or Ruck nach vorn; the car jerked to a stopdas Auto hielt ruckweise an; to jerk openaufspringen

jerk

[dʒɜːk]
1. vt (pull) → tirare con uno strattone
he jerked it away from me → me l'ha strappato di mano
2. vimuoversi a scatti
to jerk along → procedere a sbalzi
the bus jerked to a halt → l'autobus si fermò con un sobbalzo
3. n
a. (movement) → sobbalzo, scossa; (reflex) → spasmo muscolare, contrazione f nervosa
he sat up with a jerk → balzò a sedere di scatto
b. (esp Am) (fam) → stronzo

jerk

(dʒəːk) noun
a short, sudden movement. We felt a jerk as the train started.
verb
to move with a jerk or jerks. He grasped my arm and jerked me round; The car jerked to a halt.
ˈjerky adjective
jerking; full of jerks. a jerky movement; a jerky way of speaking.
ˈjerkily adverb
ˈjerkiness noun

jerk

n. sacudida, reflejo súbito, contracción muscular brusca;
v. sacudir, tirar de, mover bruscamente;
a. [slang] tonto-a, imbécil;
References in classic literature ?
First, every drawer in the tall, old-fashioned bureau is to be opened, with difficulty, and with a succession of spasmodic jerks then, all must close again, with the same fidgety reluctance.
I instructed him to guide himself back by the rope, in case of failure; in case of success, he was to give the rope a series of violent jerks, whereupon the Expedition would go to him at once.
Yet even when his eyes were opened on the mist and rain, on the moving patch of light from the lamps, and the hedge at the roadside retreating by jerks, the night shadows outside the coach would fall into the train of the night shadows within.
I had cherished a profound conviction that her bringing me up by hand, gave her no right to bring me up by jerks.
To the woman is consigned the labors of the household and the field; she arranges the lodge; brings wood for the fire; cooks; jerks venison and buffalo meat; dresses the skins of the animals killed in the chase; cultivates the little patch of maize, pumpkins, and pulse, which furnishes a great part of their provisions.
Nioche gave half a dozen little backward jerks of his head.
Harvey considered affairs, wondered that he was not deathly sick, and crawled into his bunk again, as the softest and safest place, while Dan struck up, "I don't want to play in your yard," as accurately as the wild jerks allowed.
But anything he could interpret as a doubt-- any coldness of assent, or even a simple inattention to the development of his projects of a home with his returned son and his son's wife--would irritate him into flings and jerks and wicked side glances.
The Marchioness replied by one of her queer foreign jerks, and a "Que voulez-vous?
When, still a little fellow, he had dragged himself tortuously and by jerks beneath the shadows of its vaults, he seemed, with his human face and his bestial limbs, the natural reptile of that humid and sombre pavement, upon which the shadow of the Romanesque capitals cast so many strange forms.
Here he gathered himself together, and by means of a series of frog-like jerks, succeeded in bringing himself close to Denham.
He waited there in awful suspense as it dropped in little jerks, inch by inch.