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jerk 1

v. jerked, jerk·ing, jerks
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.
1. To move in sudden abrupt motions; jolt: The train jerked forward.
2. To make spasmodic motions: My legs jerked from fatigue.
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

tr.v. jerked, jerk·ing, jerks
To cut (meat) into long strips and dry in the sun or cure by exposing to smoke.
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jerker - someone who gives a strong sudden pull
puller - someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
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