Move+with+a+jerk

  • 1 jerk — jerk1 [jʉrk] vt. [var. of archaic yerk < ?] 1. to pull, twist, push, thrust, or throw with a sudden, sharp movement ☆ 2. [Old Informal] to make and serve (ice cream sodas) vi. 1. to move with a jerk or in jerks 2. to twitch n …

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  • 2 jerk´er — jerk1 «jurk», noun, verb. –n. 1. a sudden, sharp pull, twist, or start: »His old car started with a jerk. 2. a pull or twist of the muscles that one cannot control; twitch: »The nervous jumping of his knee is a jerk from an old accident. 3. Slang …

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  • 3 jerk — jerk1 noun 1》 a quick, sharp, sudden movement. 2》 Weightlifting the raising of a barbell above the head from shoulder level by an abrupt straightening of the arms and legs. 3》 informal a contemptibly foolish person. verb 1》 move with a jerk. 2》… …

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  • 4 jerk — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a sharp sudden pull, twist, twitch, start, etc. 2 a spasmodic muscular twitch. 3 (in pl.) Brit. colloq. exercises (physical jerks). 4 sl. a fool; a stupid person. v. 1 intr. move with a jerk. 2 tr. pull, thrust, twist, etc., with… …

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  • 5 jerk — [n1] a lurching move bounce, bump, flick, flop, jolt, pull, quake, quiver, shiver, snag, thrust, tug, tweak, twitch, wiggle, wrench, wriggle, yank; concepts 80,149,150 jerk [n2] stupid, bumbling person brute, fool, idiot, nincompoop, ninny, oaf,… …

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  • 6 jerk — ► NOUN 1) a quick, sharp, sudden movement. 2) Weightlifting the raising of a barbell above the head from shoulder level by an abrupt straightening of the arms and legs. 3) informal, chiefly N. Amer. a contemptibly foolish person. ► VERB 1) move… …

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  • 7 Jerk — Jerk, v. i. 1. To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To flout with contempt. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 jerk — jerk1 [dʒə:k US dʒə:rk] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from yerk to hit, pull suddenly (16 19 centuries)] 1.) [I and T] to move with a quick sudden movement, or to make part of your body move in this way ▪ Wilcox jerked his head to indicate …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 jerk — jerk1 jerker, n. jerkingly, adv. /jerrk/, n. 1. a quick, sharp pull, thrust, twist, throw, or the like; a sudden movement: The train started with a jerk. 2. a spasmodic, usually involuntary, muscular movement, as the reflex action of pulling the… …

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  • 10 jerk — I [[t]dʒɜrk[/t]] n. 1) a quick, sharp pull, thrust, twist, or the like; sudden, abrupt movement 2) phl a sudden involuntary muscle contraction, as of a reflex 3) sts Slang. a contemptibly naive, stupid, or insignificant person 4) spo (in… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 jerk — jerk1 [ dʒɜrk ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to move very suddenly, or make something move suddenly: The train jerked forward. Jerking her head toward the valley, she said, What s down there? The taxi jerked to a stop outside a large… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 jerk — I UK [dʒɜː(r)k] / US [dʒɜrk] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms jerk : present tense I/you/we/they jerk he/she/it jerks present participle jerking past tense jerked past participle jerked 1) a) to move very suddenly, or to make something… …

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  • 13 jerk — I. /dʒɜk / (say jerk) noun 1. a quick, sharp thrust, pull, throw, or the like; a sudden start. 2. Physiology a sudden movement of an organ or a part. 3. Weightlifting a lift in which the barbell is raised first to the shoulders, then jerked above …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 jerk — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to pull something suddenly and roughly (+ at/on): Don t keep jerking at the drawer, it won t open. 2 (I, T) to move or make something move in short, sudden movements: jerk to a stop/halt: Suddenly the train jerked to a halt. jerk… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 jerk — [[t]ʤɜ͟ː(r)k[/t]] jerks, jerking, jerked 1) V ERG If you jerk something or someone in a particular direction, or they jerk in a particular direction, they move a short distance very suddenly and quickly. [V adv/prep] Mr Griffin jerked forward in… …

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  • 16 jerk — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. twist, tweak, pull, snap; start, twitch, jitter, jump. n. start, jump, twitch; spasm; pull, snap; slang, nitwit, fool, nobody. See excitability, traction, folly. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A spasmodic… …

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  • 17 jerk — I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of yerk Date: 1575 1. a single quick motion of short duration 2. a. jolting, bouncing, or thrusting motions b. a tendency to produce spasmodic motions 3. a. an involuntary spasmodic muscular movement due to… …

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  • 18 The Jerk — For other uses, see Jerk (disambiguation). The Jerk Theatrical release poster Directed by Carl Reiner …

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  • 19 Clean and jerk — The clean and jerk is one of the two Olympic weightlifting events (the other being the snatch). The clean portion of the lift refers to the lifter explosively pulling the weight from the floor to a racked position across deltoids and clavicles.… …

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  • 20 Friends With You — (FWY) is an artist collaborative founded by the two Miami based artists, Sam Borkson, born in Plantation, Florida in 1979, and Arturo Sandoval III, born in Havana, Cuba in 1976. Since its conception in 2002, FWY has continued to promote the two… …

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