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Noun
A quick, sharp, sudden movement
“He motioned behind him with a jerk of his thumb.”
Noun
A contemptibly foolish person
“No longer was he the annoying, immature jerk next door.”
Noun
Stupid, bumbling person
Noun
A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake
“He indicated the bedroom with a jerk of his head.”
Verb
Move or cause to move with a jerk
“If you jerk it forward quickly you can throw yourself into a dive - and you're on your own as the G-force kicks in.”
Verb
To give a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake
“I jerked to one side to avoid getting hit.”
Verb
To make jerky or restless movements
“… you've got to quit jerking, or the barber will nick you by accident.”
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