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1. jerk

verb. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] pull, or move with a sudden movement.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • pull
  • yank

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • gladden
  • move in
  • move out

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Words that Rhyme with Jerk

  • overwork
  • magouirk
  • leclerc
  • deklerk
  • declerque
  • declerk
  • declercq
  • declerck
  • rework
  • mcgurk
  • mcguirk
  • berserk
  • sturc
  • sterk
  • smirk
  • quirke
  • quirk
  • klerk
  • clerk
  • clercq
  • clerc
  • zirk
  • yerke
  • work
  • werke
  • werk
  • turk
  • turck
  • sirk
  • shirk

Example sentences of the word jerk


1. Verb, base form
Do not jerk the trigger or you will lift the barrel of the gun and miss your target.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Shifting from first to second gear is the most susceptible to that telltale jerk.

Quotes containing the word jerk


1. Love is bullshit. Emotion is bullshit. I am a rock. A jerk. I'm an uncaring asshole and proud of it.
- Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

2. I will never deny that life isn't fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

3. The most important reason for your “no” is that you need your downtime so you won’t behave like a jerk because you’re depleted. And you don’t want to battle an appetite spiked by the stress of overcommitment. But that’s your secret; others don’t need that information. So just smile, say no, thank you, and keep moving.
- Holly Mosier

2. jerk

verb. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions.

Synonyms

  • move

Antonyms

  • smart
  • gradual

3. jerk

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] a dull stupid fatuous person.

Synonyms

  • misfit
  • schmo
  • shmuck
  • shmo
  • dork

Antonyms

  • precede
  • advance
  • rush
  • converge

4. jerk

verb. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion.

Synonyms

  • move involuntarily
  • move reflexively
  • twitch

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind

5. jerk

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] an abrupt spasmodic movement.

Synonyms

  • movement
  • motion
  • motility
  • jerking
  • saccade
  • move

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • immobility
  • immotility

6. jerk

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration.

Antonyms

  • hop out

7. jerk

verb. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched.

Synonyms

  • buck
  • hitch

Antonyms

  • stay
  • rest
  • buy

8. jerk

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms.

Synonyms

  • clean
  • weightlifting
  • clean and jerk

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

9. jerk

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] a sudden abrupt pull.

Synonyms

  • tug
  • pulling

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • boo

10. jerk

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːk'] meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun.

Synonyms

  • jerked meat
  • biltong
  • beef jerky
  • jerky

Antonyms

  • fall
  • ascend
  • go
  • stay in place
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