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Synonyms for 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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At a pre-trial hearing, the judge took one look at the JAG's case and advised them to quit jerking around the proceedings and settle out of court or suffer the embarrassing concequences of a drawn-out court case.
He says: ``Sleeping on the floor, the bus jerking around, nine other guys around you at all times, the lack of privacy, every time you look up seeing someone's ass sticking out of a bunk, so many things.
I look back outside and see headlights jerking around the corner from the main road.
I was jerking around in my sleep like the devil had jumped in me and got ahold of my body.
But we can tell you that steps have been taken to minimize the jerking around of the fans with all the repeats and recap episodes.