jerk around

Take unfair advantage of, manipulate or deceive, as in Leave me alone; quit jerking me around! or He was jerking you around when he said he was home all evening. [Slang; mid-1900s]


Nearby words

  1. jericho,
  2. jerid,
  3. jeritza,
  4. jeritza, maria,
  5. jerk,
  6. jerk off,
  7. jerk-off,
  8. jerkin,
  9. jerkinhead,
  10. jerkwater

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