jerk


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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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References in classic literature ?
Suddenly I saw a man almost under the animal's nose, and reined in with a jerk that came near setting the creature upon its haunches.
Walt Irvine drew himself away with a jerk from the metaphysics and poetry of the organic miracle of blossom, and surveyed the landscape.
And in accord with jerks and spasms the larynx began to vibrate, at first silently, accompanied by the rush of air expelled from the lungs, then sounding a low, deep note, the lowest in the register of the human ear.
He writhed his hands together as he stood, and his features were in a perpetual jerk, now smiling, now scowling, but never for an instant in repose.
However that may be, I was certainly relieved when our cab pulled up with a jerk and the coachman sprang down to open the door.
He advanced his own, slow, stealthy, tremulous in faithful reproduction, the tips of two fingers and the thumb pressed together and hovering above the glass for an instant--then the swift jerk back, after the deed.
Then, when he had worked Taug to such a pitch of foaming rage that the great bull fairly danced upon the bending limb beneath him, Tarzan's hand shot suddenly outward, a widening noose dropped swiftly through the air, there was a quick jerk as it settled about Taug, falling to his knees, a jerk that tightened it securely about the hairy legs of the anthropoid.
But as he was about to give it to his friend, with a violent jerk it slipped out of his hands and hit against poor Geppetto's thin legs.
Buck knew no greater joy than that rough embrace and the sound of murmured oaths, and at each jerk back and forth it seemed that his heart would be shaken out of his body so great was its ecstasy.
But not long had they run thus when Zarathustra became conscious of his folly, and shook off with one jerk all his irritation and detestation.
They felt the jerk as their brakes were hastily applied, the swaying of the little train, and then the crunching of earth beneath them, the roar of escaping steam as their engine ploughed its way on into the road bed.
But the same second he looked round at the young man, and gave the nervous jerk of his head and neck that Konstantin knew so well, as if his neckband hurt him; and a quite different expression, wild, suffering, and cruel, rested on his emaciated fact.
he asked, changing the reins to both hands and chirruping the horses, which went out with a jerk in an immediacy of action that was new to her.
Jerk it down as sharply as you can to within a few inches of the door, and then jerk it up again.
said Dennis, indicating Dolly by the slightest possible jerk of his head:--'And to hand you over to somebody else.