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What is another word for jerking?

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Verb
Present participle for to cause to move with a jerk
“They attempted to jerk the lever forward, but it appeared to be stuck.”
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Present participle for to move with a short, sudden movement
“She would be sitting in a chair and her upper body would suddenly jerk to the side as though something had hit her.”
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Present participle for to take, pull or remove by force
“Tom yelled in alarm and stumbled ahead as he tried to maintain his grip on the gun, but whoever had hold of it managed to jerk it out of his hands.”
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Present participle for to shake or vibrate jerkily or nervously
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“He began to jerk violently, arms and legs thrashing about.”
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Present participle for to catch hold of (and pull quickly)
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Present participle for to physically jerk or bounce off, especially in a backward motion
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Present participle for to throw or hurl something
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Present participle for to strike or hit repeatedly
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Present participle for to go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner
Noun
A physical or muscular spasm or convulsion
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