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to move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion

to proceed with sudden, abrupt movements

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a sudden motion, such as a pull

an unpleasant, tiresome person

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a dull stupid fatuous person

an abrupt spasmodic movement

(mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

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meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms

a sudden abrupt pull

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pull, or move with a sudden movement

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move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

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make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

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throw or toss with a quick motion

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4), he was observed to be mentally dull, with eyes partially open, bradycardia, hypoactive bowel sounds, and absent ankle jerks.
TABLE 4: Distribution of various systemic examination findings SYSTEMIC EXAMINATION NUMBER OF PATIENTS Cardiomegaly 2 Diminished heart sounds 8 Delayed ankle jerk 20 Hoarse voice 16 Note: Table made from bar graph.
In the study done by Fedele and Associates the absence of ankle jerk (in 77.
Both knee jerks were present and he had diminished bilateral ankle jerks.
She exhibited mild distal weakness in all extremities, absent ankle jerks, impaired vibration and position sense at the toes, a positive Romberg test, and an unsteady gait, especially when turning.