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See definition of jerked on Dictionary.com
  • nounfoolish person
  • verbmove with lurch

synonyms for jerked

  • blockhead
  • dolt
  • dunce
  • fool
  • idiot
  • imbecile
  • donkey
  • dope
  • jackass
  • nitwit
  • numbskull
  • simpleton
  • twit
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How to use jerked in a sentence

The upward jerking motion keeps fluid from dripping into the air below.
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Jobs has been associated with a belief that his undoubted genius excused any kind of behavior, even to the point where many believe a founder actually has to be a jerk to be a genius.
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Imagine you work in an office where your boss, who you think is a jerk, needs your help to finish his projects.
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A few months into my often twice-weekly trips to Top Taste, I asked Sammy how he made his jerk chicken.
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Use this knee-jerk reaction to send web traffic in your direction by adding specific content on your website that answer their questions.
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She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
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"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.
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It took twenty Eskimos to hold it when allowed full play, and even these it jerked about in a manner that highly diverted them.
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My hand flew to mine as I jerked the dun up short, but I wasn't fast enough—and Hicks was too close.
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From the moment that they jerked up their horses at MacRae's call, I had an odd sense of impending trouble.
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