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Verb: jerk  jurk
  1. Pull, or move with a sudden movement
    "He turned the handle and jerked the door open";
    - yank [informal], hoick [informal]
  2. Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
    - twitch
  3. Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
    - twitch
  4. Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
    - buck, hitch
  5. Throw or toss with a quick motion
    "jerk his head";
    - flick
Noun: jerk  jurk
  1. [informal] A dull stupid fatuous person
    - dork [informal]
  2. An abrupt spasmodic movement
    - jerking, jolt, saccade
  3. (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
  4. Meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
    - jerky, jerked meat
  5. Raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
  6. A sudden abrupt pull
    - tug

Derived forms: jerked, jerking, jerks

Type of: draw, force, meat, misfit, motility, motion, move, move involuntarily, move reflexively, movement, pull, push, rate, weightlift, weightlifting

Part of: clean, clean and jerk

Encyclopedia: Jerk