jerk around

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How to use jerk around in a sentence

  • He made one of his exclamatory gestures, a swift jerk around of the head toward her.

  • A rope sang, dropped over his arms and head, tightened with a jerk around his waist.

    The Sheriff's Son | William MacLeod Raine
  • The released sapling sprang upward, the noose tightened with a cruel jerk around his ankle, and he was snatched into the air.

    David and the Phoenix | Edward Ormondroyd
  • This they throw with a peculiar jerk around the neck of their victim.

    Cord and Creese | James de Mille

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