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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 make a 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 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 catch hold of and pull quickly
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Present participle for to throw or hurl something
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Present participle for strike or beat with a whip or stick
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Present participle for to go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner
Noun
The process in which a muscle becomes or is made shorter and tighter
“Seizures are present in up to 25 percent of patients and may be generalized, focal, myoclonic jerking, or movement induced.”
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