Definition of Jerking

1. Noun. An abrupt spasmodic movement.

Exact synonyms: Jerk, Jolt, Saccade
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerky, Jerk, Jerk, Jolt, Jolty

2. Adjective. Lacking a steady rhythm. "An arrhythmic heartbeat"
Exact synonyms: Arrhythmic, Jerky
Similar to: Unsteady
Derivative terms: Arrhythmia, Jerk, Jerkiness

Definition of Jerking

1. n. The act of pulling, pushing, or throwing, with a jerk.

Definition of Jerking

1. Verb. (present participle of jerk) ¹

2. Noun. A motion that jerks; a jerk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jerking

1. jerk [v] - See also: jerk

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jerking

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jerking (current term)
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jerkwad

Literary usage of Jerking

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"Dr. BOURGADE is of opinion, and we think justly, that the profession have not paid sufficient attention to interrupted or jerking respiration, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1875)
"Slight drawing in the right back teeth, with violent jerking,2.—Drawing pain in the hollow ... Violent drawing-jerking in a hollow back tooth,2.— Gums. ..."

3. Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1886)
"of the verse at the end of the line and the sharp recovery at the beginning of the next will be snares to the reader, who must beware of a jerking style of ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1852)
"On jerking or Waty Inspiration. By DR. THEOPHILUS THOMPSON, FRS, &c.—[The symptom here referred to is a modification of the inspiratory sound designated ..."

5. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"thus hurting himself, or mere jerking of the right side and the head ; weakness of internal recti (Rho'd.); < during full moon. Nux vomica. ..."

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