Synonyms for jerk
- 1. jerk, dork, misfit
- usage: a dull stupid fatuous person
- 2. jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade, motion, movement, move, motility
- usage: an abrupt spasmodic movement
- 3. jerk, rate
- usage: (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
- 4. jerky, jerked meat, jerk, meat
- usage: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
- 5. jerk, weightlift, weightlifting
- usage: raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
- 6. tug, jerk, pull, pulling
- usage: a sudden abrupt pull
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- 1. yank, jerk, pull, draw, force
- usage: pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
- 2. jerk, twitch, move
- usage: move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
- 3. twitch, jerk, move involuntarily, move reflexively
- usage: make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
- 4. buck, jerk, hitch, move
- usage: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"
- 5. jerk, flick, push, force
- usage: throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
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