jerk

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noun
1 sudden movement
ADJECTIVE
quick, sharp, sudden, violent
VERB + JERK
give

His thigh muscle gave a sudden jerk.

PREPOSITION
with a jerk of

She answered with a jerk of her head.

2 (informal) stupid person
ADJECTIVE
complete, real, total
stupid
arrogant, conceited, egotistical, pompous, self-centred/self-centered, selfish
insensitive, macho
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verb
ADVERB
abruptly, suddenly
sharply, violently
convulsively, spasmodically
instinctively

She jerked her hand back instinctively.

away, back, backwards/backward, downwards/downward, forward, sideways, up, upright, upwards/upward

She suddenly jerked her hand away.

His head jerked up.

PHRASES
jerk awake

The train stopped and she jerked awake.

jerk sth open

He jerked the door open.

jerk to a halt, jerk to a stop

The bus jerked to a stop.

Jerk is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑hand, ↑head, ↑train
Jerk is used with these nouns as the object: ↑head, ↑thumb

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • jerk — jerk …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • jerk — [ (d)ʒɛrk ] n. m. • 1965; mot angl. « secousse » ♦ Anglic. Danse moderne qui consiste à imprimer des secousses rythmées à tout le corps (tête et bras compris), comme si l on entrait en transes. V. intr. <conjug. : 1> JERKER [ (d)ʒɛrke ]. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jerk´i|ly — jerk|y1 «JUR kee», adjective, jerk|i|er, jerk|i|est. with sudden starts and stops; with jerks; spasmodic. SYNONYM(S): convulsive. ╂[< …   Useful english dictionary

  • jerk|y — jerk|y1 «JUR kee», adjective, jerk|i|er, jerk|i|est. with sudden starts and stops; with jerks; spasmodic. SYNONYM(S): convulsive. ╂[< …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jerk — jerk·er; jerk·i·ly; jerk·i·ness; jerk·ing·ly; jerk; …   English syllables

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • Jerk — (j[ e]rk), v. t. [Corrupted from Peruv. charqui dried beef.] To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, to jerk beef. See {Charqui}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerk — bezeichnet einen kinematischen Begriff, siehe Ruck eine Fleischzubereitung, siehe Beef Jerky Würzmischungen der kreolischen Küche, siehe Jerk Würzmischung einen Rap Tanz aus Los Angeles, siehe Jerk (Raptanz) plötzliche Änderung in der säkularen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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