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jerk

[ jurk ]SEE DEFINITION OF jerk
  • nouna lurching move
  • nounstupid, bumbling person
  • nounfoolish person
  • verbmove with lurch

Synonyms for jerk

  • bounce
  • bump
  • flick
  • flop
  • jolt
  • pull
  • quake
  • quiver
  • shiver
  • snag
  • thrust
  • tug
  • tweak
  • twitch
  • wiggle
  • wrench
  • wriggle
  • yank
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JERK

Suddenly she sat up with a jerk, and dashed her hand across her eyes.

Suddenly the door is pulled open with a jerk and our enemy leaps in.

Even as he held it up for all of them to see, his limbs began to jerk and stiffen.

As he spoke there was a sudden soft jar and jerk, then the schooner was still.

Being captain of the forecastle, I knew where to find it, and throw it loose at a jerk.

But fortunately there was still time to jerk down the curtain.

He drew his chair with a jerk to the tea-table, which of course was unnecessary.

Every once in a while we would stop with a jerk that would nearly snap our heads off.

He stopped with a jerk, his hand went to his heart, and he panted and scowled with pain.

He drew up with a jerk, and sat looking at the wagon standing there.

WORD ORIGIN

"to pull," 1540s, "to lash, strike as with a whip," of uncertain origin, perhaps echoic. Related: Jerked; jerking.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JERK

ass

nounstupid person
  • blockhead
  • dolt
  • donkey
  • dope
  • dunce
  • fool
  • idiot
  • imbecile
  • jackass
  • jerk
  • nitwit
  • numbskull
  • simpleton
  • twit

asshole

nouncontemptible person
  • ass
  • asshat
  • asswipe
  • bastard
  • cocksucker
  • dickhead
  • idiot
  • jackass
  • jerk
  • motherfucker
  • pilgarlic
  • prick
  • prig
  • schmuck
  • shit
  • son of a bitch
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