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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References in periodicals archive ?
Waiters offered to lift Darren up the 13 steps to the hotel reception, but he weighs 15 stone and jerks around.
Nystagmus occurs when the eye involuntarily jerks around, causing the person to feel that the world is "wiggling.
The issues lie with the third-person action sequences, which are hurt by a wild camera that jerks around like it's being punched by an invisible fist.
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.