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Definitions of jerk:
  • noun:   an abrupt spasmodic movement
  • noun:   a dull stupid fatuous person
  • noun:   (mechanics) the rate of change of velocity
  • noun:   a sudden abrupt pull
  • verb:   throw or toss with a quick motion
    Example: "Jerk his head"
  • verb:   move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
    Example: "The patient's legs were jerkings"
  • verb:   make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
  • verb:   pull, or move with a sudden movement
    Example: "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
  • verb:   jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

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