jerk

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Synonyms for jerk

Synonyms for jerk

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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Best described as, 'Rock Chick Meets Punk at a 1950s Littlewoods' Mail Order Catalogue photo shoot' - the admittedly athletic dance, jerks around the stage looking like a low-budget Rap video.
Half-pirate, half-Highlander, fully-epileptic, he jerks around the stage in a manner which suggests he definitely has something under his kilt.
Its members debate whether to plunge into war against Iraq based on an evolving series of frighteningly plausible scenarios - Saddam Hussein jerks around the weapons inspectors, the grimly ubiquitous specter of domestic terrorism lurks, violence between Israel and Palestine escalates.