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English noun: jerk

1. jerk (person) a dull stupid fatuous person


Synonymsdork


Broader (hypernym)misfit


Narrower (hyponym)schmo, schmuck, shmo, shmuck

2. jerk (act) an abrupt spasmodic movement


Synonymsjerking, jolt, saccade


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

3. jerk (time) (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration


Broader (hypernym)rate


Domain categorymechanics

4. jerk (food) meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun


Synonymsjerked meat, jerky


Broader (hypernym)meat


Narrower (hyponym)beef jerky, biltong

5. jerk (act) raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms


Broader (hypernym)weightlift, weightlifting


Part meronymclean, clean and jerk

6. jerk (act) a sudden abrupt pull


Synonymstug


Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling


English verb: jerk

1. jerk (contact) pull, or move with a sudden movement


SamplesHe turned the handle and jerked the door open.


Synonymsyank


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull

2. jerk (motion) move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions


SamplesThe patient's legs were jerkings.


Synonymstwitch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Verb groupjerk, twitch

3. jerk (body) make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion


SamplesHis face is twitching.


Synonymstwitch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s


Broader (hypernym)move involuntarily, move reflexively


Narrower (hyponym)fibrillate


Verb groupjerk, twitch

4. jerk (motion) jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched


SamplesThe yung filly bucked.


Synonymsbuck, hitch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

5. jerk (contact) throw or toss with a quick motion


SamplesFlick a piece of paper across the table.
Jerk his head.


Synonymsflick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)force, push









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