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Dictionary definition for: Jerk

1. (n) a dull stupid fatuous person

2. (v) pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

3. (n) an abrupt spasmodic movement

4. (v) move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient''s legs were jerkings"

5. (n) (mechanics) the rate of change of velocity

6. (v) make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"

7. (n) a sudden abrupt pull

8. (v) jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"

9. (v) throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table" "jerk his head"

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