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Definition 1: an abrupt spasmodic movement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: a sudden abrupt pull - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

Definition 3: raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms - [noun denoting act]

(jerk is a kind of ...) bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights

(... is part of jerk) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

Definition 4: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

(... is a kind of jerk ) strips of dried beef

(... is a kind of jerk ) meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun

Definition 5: a dull stupid fatuous person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

(... is a kind of jerk ) (Yiddish) a jerk

Definition 6: (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration - [noun denoting time]

(jerk is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(jerk belongs to category ...) the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference

Definition 7: make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion - [verb of body]

Samples where jerk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his face is twitching

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) move in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of jerk ) make fine, irregular, rapid twitching movements

"His heart fibrillated and he died"

(jerk has a similar meaning as ...) move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

"The patient's legs were jerkings"

Definition 8: throw or toss with a quick motion - [verb of contact]

Samples where jerk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flick a piece of paper across the table
  • jerk his head

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

Definition 9: pull, or move with a sudden movement - [verb of contact]

Samples where jerk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He turned the handle and jerked the door open

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

Definition 10: move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions - [verb of motion]

Samples where jerk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The patient's legs were jerkings

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(jerk has a similar meaning as ...) make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

"his face is twitching"

Definition 11: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched - [verb of motion]

Samples where jerk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the yung filly bucked

Synonyms for jerk in the sense of this definition

(jerk is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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