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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jerk  \Jerk\,  v.  t.  [Corrupted  from  Peruv.  charqui  dried  beef.] 
  To  cut  into  long  slices  or  strips  and  dry  in  the  sun;  as 
  jerk  beef.  See  {Charqui}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jerk  \Jerk\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jerked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jerking}.]  [Akin  to  yerk,  and  perh.  also  to  yard  a  measure.] 
  1.  To  beat  to  strike.  [Obs.]  --Florio. 
 
  2.  To  give  a  quick  and  suddenly  arrested  thrust,  push  pull 
  or  twist,  to  to  yerk;  as  to  jerk  one  with  the  elbow;  to 
  jerk  a  coat  off 
 
  3.  To  throw  with  a  quick  and  suddenly  arrested  motion  of  the 
  hand;  as  to  jerk  a  stone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jerk  \Jerk\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  sudden  motion;  to  move  with  a  start  or  by 
  starts.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  flout  with  contempt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jerk  \Jerk\,  n. 
  1.  A  short,  sudden  pull  thrust,  push  twitch,  jolt,  shake, 
  or  similar  motion. 
 
  His  jade  gave  him  a  jerk.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  A  sudden  start  or  spring. 
 
  Lobsters  .  .  .  swim  backwards  by  jerks  or  springs. 
  --Grew. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jerk 
  n  1:  a  dull  stupid  fatuous  person  [syn:  {dork}] 
  2:  an  abrupt  spasmodic  movement  [syn:  {jerking},  {jolt}] 
  3:  (mechanics)  the  rate  of  change  of  velocity  [syn:  {rate  of 
  acceleration}] 
  4:  a  sudden  abrupt  pull  [syn:  {tug}] 
  v  1:  pull  or  move  with  a  sudden  movement:  "Shayne  turned  the 
  handle  and  jerked  the  door  open.."  [syn:  {yank}] 
  2:  move  with  abrupt,  seemingly  uncontrolled  motions;  "The 
  patient's  legs  were  jerkings"  [syn:  {twitch}] 
  3:  make  an  uncontrolled,  short,  jerky  motion;  "his  face  is 
  twitching"  [syn:  {twitch}] 
  4:  jump  vertically,  with  legs  stiff  and  back  arched,  as  of 
  horses  [syn:  {buck},  {hitch}] 
  5:  throw  or  toss  with  a  quick  motion;  "flick  a  piece  of  paper 
  across  the  table";  "jerk  his  head"  [syn:  {flick},  {flip}] 




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