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clean and jerk

n.
A lift in weightlifting in which a weight is raised from the floor to shoulder height, held there briefly, and then pushed overhead in a rapid motion of the arms, typically accompanied by a spring or lunge from the legs.

clean′ and jerk′


n.
a lifting of a barbell from the floor to the shoulders and then overhead with the arms extended.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overheadclean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
weightlift, weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
jerk - raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
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Talakhadze ranked third in the clean and jerk and second overall of 454kg.
Abdramanov managed to lift 119 kg in snatch, and 137 kg in clean and jerk winning the gold of the championships with 256 kilograms.
Lin took the lead with a clean and jerk lift of 143kg for a 259kg aggregate which smashed the old world record of 257kg set back in 2007.
Zoe Smith celebrated Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medal as the 20-year-old Londoner lifted 118kgs with her third and final lift in the clean and jerk to set a new Commonwealth Games record total of 210kg, enough to see off Nigeria's Ndidi Winifred with Welsh veteran Breeze taking bronze.
Kirkbride refused to let the pain deter him and returned soon after to set a Scottish record 190kg in the clean and jerk.
The 14-year-old, from Denholme, set new European Under 15 records in both the snatch and clean and JERK as she secured three gold medals in the over 63Kg category at the championships in Klaipeda.
The silver medals were won by weightlifter Karem Ben Hneya (U-69Kg) who earned two medals at snatch and clean and jerk.
Salimi's total was well below his winning marker in last year's World Championships but he had secured the gold medal with his first clean and jerk lift of 247kg.
The 22-year-old hauled a snatch of 208kg and a clean and jerk of 247kg to set up a dramatic victory with 455kg at the Weightlifting competition at ExCeL.
She broke her own world record of 328 kg in the snatch, and clean and jerk.
In the clean and jerk, Khadija showed a lot of maturity as she came up with three clean lifts of 53kg, 58kg and 62kg to end the competition with a total of 113kg, three kilograms better than the old UAE national record in that weight category.
Oliver lifted a monster final clean and jerk of 170kg - five kilos heavier than his previous best - to set a new PB total of 310kg.