Definition of Jerk

1. Noun. A dull stupid fatuous person.

Exact synonyms: Dork
Generic synonyms: Misfit
Specialized synonyms: Schmo, Schmuck, Shmo, Shmuck
Derivative terms: Jerky

2. Verb. Pull, or move with a sudden movement. "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
Exact synonyms: Yank
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Derivative terms: Jerker, Yanker

3. Noun. An abrupt spasmodic movement.
Exact synonyms: Jerking, Jolt, Saccade
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Jerky, Jolt, Jolty

4. Verb. Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions. "The patient's legs were jerkings"
Exact synonyms: Twitch
Related verbs: Twitch
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Jerking, Twitch, Twitching

5. Noun. (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration.
Category relationships: Mechanics
Generic synonyms: Rate

6. Verb. Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion. "His face is twitching"
Exact synonyms: Twitch
Specialized synonyms: Fibrillate
Generic synonyms: Move Involuntarily, Move Reflexively
Related verbs: Twitch
Derivative terms: Jerking, Twitch, Twitching

7. Noun. Meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun.
Exact synonyms: Jerked Meat, Jerky
Generic synonyms: Meat
Specialized synonyms: Beef Jerky, Biltong

8. Verb. Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched. "The yung filly bucked"
Exact synonyms: Buck, Hitch
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Buck

9. Noun. Raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms.
Generic synonyms: Weightlift, Weightlifting
Group relationships: Clean, Clean And Jerk

10. Verb. Throw or toss with a quick motion. "Jerk his head"
Exact synonyms: Flick
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Flick

11. Noun. A sudden abrupt pull.
Exact synonyms: Tug
Generic synonyms: Pull, Pulling
Derivative terms: Tug, Tug, Tug

Definition of Jerk

1. v. t. To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, to jerk beef. See Charqui.

2. v. t. To beat; to strike.

3. v. i. To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.

4. n. A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.

Definition of Jerk

1. Noun. A sudden, often uncontrolled movement, especially of the body. ¹

2. Noun. A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake. ¹

3. Noun. (US slang pejorative) A dull or stupid person. ¹

4. Noun. (US slang pejorative) A person with unlikable or obnoxious qualities and behavior, typically mean, self-centered(,) or disagreeable. ¹

5. Noun. (physics engineering) The rate of change in acceleration with respect to time. ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete) A soda jerk. ¹

7. Noun. (weightlifting) A lift in which the weight is taken with a quick motion from shoulder height to a position above the head with arms fully extended and held there for a brief time. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To make a sudden uncontrolled movement. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To give a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake. ¹

10. Verb. (US slang vulgar) To masturbate. ¹

11. Verb. (obsolete) To beat, to hit. ¹

12. Verb. (obsolete) To throw. ¹

13. Verb. (usually transitive weightlifting) To lift using a jerk. ¹

14. Noun. (Caribbean) A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade ¹

15. Noun. (Caribbean) Meat cured by jerking; charqui. ¹

16. Verb. To cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun. ¹

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Definition of Jerk

1. to move with a sharp, sudden motion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Jerk

1. 1. A sudden pull. Synonym: deep reflex. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jerk

jerk around
jerk finger
jerk offs
jerk water

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