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Overview of noun jerk

The noun jerk has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) jerk, dork

(a dull stupid fatuous person)

2. (1) jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade

(an abrupt spasmodic movement)

3. jerk

((mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration)

4. jerky, jerked meat, jerk

(meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun)

5. jerk

(raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms)

6. tug, jerk

(a sudden abrupt pull)


Overview of verb jerk

The verb jerk has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (15) yank, jerk

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

2. (4) jerk, twitch

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

3. (2) twitch, jerk

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

4. buck, jerk, hitch

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

5. jerk, flick

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

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