HyperDic: jerk

English > 11 senses of the word jerk:
VERBcontactjerk, yankpull, or move with a sudden movement
motionjerk, twitchmove with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
bodyjerk, twitchmake an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
motionjerk, buck, hitchjump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
contactjerk, flickthrow or toss with a quick motion
NOUNperson jerk, dorka dull stupid fatuous person
actjerk, jerking, jolt, saccadean abrupt spasmodic movement
timejerk(mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
foodjerk, jerky, jerked meatmeat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
actjerkraising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
actjerk, tuga sudden abrupt pull
jerk > pronunciation
Soundsjher'k
Rhymesartwork ... work: 53 rhymes with erk...
English > jerk: 11 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA dull stupid fatuous person.
Synonymdork
Narrowerschmuck, shmuck, schmo, shmo(Yiddish) a jerk
Broadermisfitsomeone unable to adapt to their circumstances
Adjectivesjerkyhaving or revealing stupidity
English > jerk: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn abrupt spasmodic movement.
Synonymsjerking, jolt, saccade
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishsacudida, tirón
Catalanbatzegada, estremiment, sotragada, tremolor
Adjectivesjerkylacking a steady rhythm
Verbsjerkmake an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
jerkthrow or toss with a quick motion
jerkpull, or move with a sudden movement
jerkmove with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
jerkjump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
English > jerk: 11 senses > noun 3, time
Meaning(mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration.
CategorymechanicsThe branch of physics concerned with the motion / motion of bodies in a frame of reference
BroaderrateA magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
Catalansobreacceleració
English > jerk: 11 senses > noun 4, food
Meaningmeat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun.
Synonymsjerky, jerked meat
Narrowerbeef jerkystrips of dried beef
biltongmeat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
BroadermeatThe flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
English > jerk: 11 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningRaising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms.
Part ofclean and jerk, cleanA weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
Broaderweightlift, weightliftingbodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
English > jerk: 11 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA sudden abrupt pull.
Synonymtug
Broaderpull, pullingThe act of pulling
Spanishsacudida, tirón
Catalanestrebada
Verbsjerkpull, or move with a sudden movement
jerkmove with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
English > jerk: 11 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPull, or move with a sudden movement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
Synonymyank
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Spanishdar un tirón, sacudir, tirar de, tirar, tironear
Nounsjerkan abrupt spasmodic movement
jerka sudden abrupt pull
jerkersomeone who gives a strong sudden pull
English > jerk: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The patient's legs were jerkings"
Synonymtwitch
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar totwitch, jerkmake an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
Nounsjerk, jerkingan abrupt spasmodic movement
jerka sudden abrupt pull
English > jerk: 11 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningmake an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
Synonymtwitch
Narrowerfibrillatemake fine, irregular, rapid twitching / twitching movements
Broadermove involuntarily, move reflexivelyMove in an uncontrolled manner
Similar tojerk, twitchMove with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
Spanishsacudir
Catalansacsejar, sotragar
Nounsjerk, jerkingan abrupt spasmodic movement
English > jerk: 11 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningJump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsbuck, hitch
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Nounsjerkan abrupt spasmodic movement
English > jerk: 11 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningThrow or toss with a quick motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example "jerk his head"
Synonymflick
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Spanishsacudir
Nounsjerkan abrupt spasmodic movement

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