physical jerks

physical jerks
Jerk Jerk, n. [1913 Webster] 1. A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion. [1913 Webster]

His jade gave him a jerk. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. A sudden start or spring. [1913 Webster]

Lobsters . . . swim backwards by jerks or springs. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

3. A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person. [Slang]

Syn: jerkoff. [PJC]

4. (Sport) The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from {press} in that the motion in a jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean and jerk of two hundred pounds. [PJC]

2. Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called {physical jerks}. [British] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • physical jerks — Brit. physical conditioning exercises, as push ups and knee bends. Also called jerks. * * * …   Universalium

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