verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of jerk1
OTHER WORDS FROM jerkjerker, nounjerk·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for jerk (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of jerk2
Example sentences from the Web for jerk
The upward jerking motion keeps fluid from dripping into the air below.
Jobs has been associated with a belief that his undoubted genius excused any kind of behavior, even to the point where many believe a founder actually has to be a jerk to be a genius.
Imagine you work in an office where your boss, who you think is a jerk, needs your help to finish his projects.
A few months into my often twice-weekly trips to Top Taste, I asked Sammy how he made his jerk chicken.Until I Can Go Back to My Favorite Restaurant, This Jerk Paste Is the Next Best Thing|Elazar Sontag|September 25, 2020|Eater
Use this knee-jerk reaction to send web traffic in your direction by adding specific content on your website that answer their questions.
The guard shoved him against the wall, jerked his hands behind him and handcuffed him.The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul|Rilla Askew|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If she were in a panic, or terrified, or jerked awake during a fire, she would not remember how to produce those American sounds.
“I got jerked both ways in the car, hit my head on the divider, and then hit my legs on the side of the car,” he says.Ezra Miller on ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ Being Bisexual & More|Marlow Stern|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He jerked the window up with such force that it jammed after having opened only five inches.
While Roth is clearly annoyed at being "jerked around," others say it might make sense for Lautner to book projects fast.
He jerked the ladder from side to side till the hooks above lost their hold and it fell, so that he drew it in.Wulfric the Weapon Thane|Charles W. Whistler
Aunt Olive, in truth, recoiled nearly off the end of the bridge; I was jerked onward.When Life Was Young|C. A. Stephens
These phrases were jerked out with long pauses separating them, and then the Elder was ominously silent.Elder Conklin|Frank Harris
She pushed the cub straight into one; but jerked him back unceremoniously before the mud had time to get any grip upon him.The House in the Water|Charles G. D. Roberts
After a buffalo hunt the Indian villages were all festooned with jerked meat, strung on scaffolds and among the teepees.Pluck on the Long Trail|Edwin L. Sabin