jerk

phonetic symbol: / dʒɚ́k / 

jerk - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a sudden abrupt pull
tug

[ noun ]
■ an abrupt spasmodic movement
jerking , jolt , saccade

[ noun ]
■ raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms

[ noun ]
■ meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
jerked meat , jerky

[ noun ]
■ a dull stupid fatuous person
dork

[ noun ]
■ (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

[ verb ]
■ make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
twitch

[ verb ]
■ throw or toss with a quick motion
e.g.)
・jerk his head
flick

[ verb ]
■ pull, or move with a sudden movement
e.g.)
・He turned the handle and jerked the door open
yank

[ verb ]
■ jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
buck , hitch

[ verb ]
■ move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
e.g.)
・The patient's legs were jerkings
twitch

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