jerk[ jurk ]SEE DEFINITION OF jerk
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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.
"to pull," 1540s, "to lash, strike as with a whip," of uncertain origin, perhaps echoic. Related: Jerked; jerking.