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jerk1

jerk1

 
 
pronunciation:
juhrk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any sudden, sharp movement that is not expected or planned.
Nick awoke from his bad dream with a jerk.
synonyms:
start, yank
similar words:
jolt, jump, lurch, twitch
definition 2: a sudden, sharp pull or twist.
The fish gave a jerk on the line.
synonyms:
pull, tug
similar words:
hitch, twist, twitch, wrench, yank
definition 3: (slang) a person who is thought of as stupid or difficult to get along with.
When he threw water on me, I called him a jerk.
similar words:
turkey
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: jerked, jerking, jerks
definition 1: to pull or twist suddenly; yank.
She jerked the rug out from under the leg of the table.
synonyms:
tug, yank
similar words:
hitch, pluck, pull, twist, twitch
definition 2: to make a sudden movement that is not expected or planned.
He jerked when the needle poked him.
similar words:
thrash, twitch
derivations: jerkingly (adv.), jerker (n.)
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