Origin of jerk1
OTHER WORDS FROM jerkjerk·er, nounjerk·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use jerk in a sentence
The upward jerking motion keeps fluid from dripping into the air below.How physics lets a toy boat float upside down|Maria Temming|October 7, 2020|Science News For Students
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.How to fix Silicon Valley|jakemeth|October 4, 2020|Fortune
Imagine you work in an office where your boss, who you think is a jerk, needs your help to finish his projects.The definitive case for ending the filibuster|Ezra Klein|October 1, 2020|Vox
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.Seven tips for full funnel SEO in 2020|Erica Magnotto|June 1, 2020|Search Engine Watch
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.This Week’s Hot Reads: May 20, 2013|Cameron Martin, Jessica Ferri, Jimmy So|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“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.Exclusive Excerpt: MLK's Haunting Final Hours|Hampton Sides|April 24, 2010|DAILY BEAST
While Roth is clearly annoyed at being "jerked around," others say it might make sense for Lautner to book projects fast.Is He Sabotaging His Career?|Kim Masters|March 9, 2010|DAILY BEAST
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.
It took twenty Eskimos to hold it when allowed full play, and even these it jerked about in a manner that highly diverted them.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
My hand flew to mine as I jerked the dun up short, but I wasn't fast enough—and Hicks was too close.
From the moment that they jerked up their horses at MacRae's call, I had an odd sense of impending trouble.