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jerk

noun

1 jerk

A dull stupid fatuous person.

synonym: dork.

Roget 146: revolution, bouleversement, subversion, break up; destruction etc. 162; sudden change, radical change, sweeping organic change; change of state, phase change; quantum leap, quantum jump; ... show more

Roget 493: ignoramus, dunce; wooden spoon; no scholar.    [insulting terms for ignorant person:] (imbecility) 499 (folly) 501 moron, imbecile, idiot; fool, ... show more

Dutch: appelflap, augurk, dodo, dombo, domoor, drol, droplul, druiloor, eend, eendvogel ... show more
Polish: ciul, palant



2 jerk

An abrupt spasmodic movement.

synonyms: jerking, jolt, saccade.

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Dutch: schok

3 jerk

mechanics The rate of change of acceleration.

4 jerk

Meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun.

synonyms: jerked meat, jerky.

5 jerk

Raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms.

6 jerk

A sudden abrupt pull.

synonym: tug.

Dutch: ruk
Polish: szarpanina, tarmoszenie, darcie, szarpanie, szamotanie

verb

1 jerk

Pull, or move with a sudden movement:
— He turned the handle and jerked the door open.

synonym: yank.

Roget 285: draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train; take in tow.    wrench, jerk, twitch, ... show more

Roget 284: propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, jerk, heave, shy, hurl; flirt, fillip.    ... show more

Dutch: een ruk geven, sjorren

2 jerk

Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions:
— The patient's legs were jerkings.

synonym: twitch.

3 jerk

Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion.

synonym: twitch.

4 jerk

Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched.

synonyms: buck, hitch.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

5 jerk

Throw or toss with a quick motion:
— Jerk his head.

synonym: flick.


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