Jerk Jerk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jerked} (j[~e]rkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jerking}.] [Akin to yerk, and perh. also to yard a measure.] [1913 Webster] 1. To beat; to strike. [Obs.] --Florio. [1913 Webster]

2. To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off. [1913 Webster]

3. To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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