adverb see jerky I

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  • jerkily — jerky ► ADJECTIVE (jerkier, jerkiest) ▪ characterized by abrupt stops and starts. DERIVATIVES jerkily adverb jerkiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • jerkily — adverb 1. with spasms the mouth was slightly open, and jerked violently and spasmodically at one corner • Syn: ↑spasmodically • Derived from adjective: ↑jerky, ↑spasmodic (for: ↑spasmodically) …   Useful english dictionary

  • jerkily — See jerky1. * * * …   Universalium

  • jerkily — adverb in a jerky manner …   Wiktionary

  • jerkily — Synonyms and related words: at irregular intervals, at random, brokenly, by catches, by fits, by jerks, by snatches, capriciously, desultorily, disconnectedly, discontinuously, eccentrically, erratically, fitfully, flutteringly, haltingly, in… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jerkily — adv. in fits and starts, with sharp sudden movements; stupidly, in an idiotic manner (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jerkily — jerk·i·ly …   English syllables

  • jerkily — See: jerky …   English dictionary

  • jerky — [[t]ʤɜ͟ː(r)ki[/t]] jerkier, jerkiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Jerky movements are very sudden and quick, and do not flow smoothly. Mr Griffin made a jerky gesture. Ant: smooth Derived words: jerkily [[t]ʤɜ͟ː(r)kɪli[/t]] ADV ADV with …   English dictionary

  • flirt — [flʉrt] vt. [earlier flert, flurt < ? OFr fleureter, to touch lightly, lit., move from flower to flower < fleur, FLOWER] 1. Now Rare to toss or flick quickly 2. to move jerkily back and forth [the bird flirted its tail] vi. 1. to move… …   English World dictionary

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