Dictionary Results for jerk


1. jerk - noun

· a dull stupid fatuous person

Synonym(s): dork

Hypernym(s): misfit




2. jerk - noun

· an abrupt spasmodic movement

Synonym(s): jerking, jolt, saccade

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility




3. jerk - noun

· (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

Hypernym(s): rate




4. jerk - noun

· meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

Synonym(s): jerky, jerked_meat

Hypernym(s): meat




5. jerk - noun

· raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms

Hypernym(s): weightlift, weightlifting




6. jerk - noun

· a sudden abrupt pull

Synonym(s): tug

Hypernym(s): pull, pulling




7. jerk - verb

· pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

Synonym(s): yank

Hypernym(s): pull, draw




8. jerk - verb

· move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"

Synonym(s): twitch

Hypernym(s): move




9. jerk - verb

· make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"

Synonym(s): twitch

Hypernym(s): move_involuntarily, move_reflexively




10. jerk - verb

· jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"

Synonym(s): buck, hitch

Hypernym(s): move




11. jerk - verb

· throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"

Synonym(s): flick

Hypernym(s): push, force





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