Adjective "jerked" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A quick, sharp, sudden movement.
  1. 'And when the jerk of the rope pulled him back and tossed him a hundred feet back into the air, a wide grin broke across his face.'
  2. 'With a jerk of her thumb she gestured to where boxes upon boxes stood stacked.'
  3. 'With a sudden jerk of his head, the silent constable directed her roughly inside.'
  4. 'Instead of releasing me, he gave my wrist a jerk, pulling me a step closer.'
  5. 'Ryan turns the sink faucet on with a jerk of his wrist, splashing the cold water on his face.'
  6. 'With a rough jerk, he pulled down a cylindrical piston ringed with switches and green lights.'
  7. 'He gave a startled jerk and pulled away, surprising the one who was holding him with how strong he actually was.'
  8. 'Then she felt a swift jerk on her sleeve and she noted Rina pulling desperately.'
  9. 'With a deft jerk of her wrist, she flung the flower out the window as well.'
  10. 'I made my first cast and made two short pulls when the fly was taken with a violent jerk.'
  11. 'The tendon jerk reflex is relatively simple and involves a relatively small region of the spinal cord.'
  12. 'There are various theories about what causes myoclonic jerks, as they're known - one is poor circulation.'
  13. 'The knee jerk reaction is to jump into line but this time forget it.'
  14. 'On the sleep questionnaire he denied restless sleep, or leg jerks.'
  15. 'Finally it happened and the knee jerk reaction is to build a big fence.'
  16. 'Such tendon jerks are tested as part of a routine neurological examination, to assess the state of synaptic connections.'
  17. 'This attitude by Christians will accompany experiences that are ‘all spasmodic, full of jerks and starts.’'
  18. 'Usually these movements include dorsiflexions of the ankles and toes, which are slower than myoelonic jerks.'
  19. 'The lying French press is critical in the iron sports, including the jerk in weightlifting and the bench press in power-lifting.'
  20. 'Begin your sessions with exercises like deadlifts, squats, clean and jerks, and bench presses.'
A contemptibly foolish person.
  1. 'They even manage to love the jerk who does it all to them.'
  2. 'Margot Kidder stars as a jerk of a nurse in charge of an elderly hospital wing.'
  3. 'Although I think it's foolish and her boyfriend is a jerk for suggesting it, I am more concerned about the value and safety of this thing.'
  4. 'Now she was asking for his permission to date the jerk.'
  5. 'He started to step forward, intent on following the jerk, but Kenta was at his side before he could so much as shuffle forward half a step.'
  6. 'No longer was he the annoying, immature jerk next door.'
  7. 'This was pretty cool, until I realized that the only reason driving is this easy is that I am one of the jerks still working.'
  8. 'He didn't have to tell me not to cry, I had no intention of crying in front of the jerk.'
  9. 'Personally, I thought the guy was a total jerk.'
  10. 'I nodded my head slowly… suddenly realizing that I was dealing with an arrogant conceited jerk!'


Move or cause to move with a jerk.
  1. with object 'she jerked her chin up'
  2. 'I jerked up my chin to see my uncles had already cast down their shovels.'
  3. 'Andy called out, jerking his chin upward in the direction of the tall, slender, much sought-after brunette.'
  4. 'He merely jerked her forward so that she was much closer to him than she would ever like to be.'
  5. 'It moved sharply, jerking its head and staring down at them with wildfire eyes, its fangs glimmering as it hissed, then disappeared.'
  6. 'But I before he could finish I jerked his chin over to my face and made him look at me.'
  7. 'He jerks his chin in the direction of the cabin and beckons.'
  8. 'Pulling her long black hair out of her face, she jerked her chin at the door behind her.'
  9. 'I rolled my eyes jerking my chin from Tunes hands.'
  10. 'A frogfish extends and dangles its illicium just above its mouth, flicking, jerking, and waving the lure.'
  11. 'Fleur remembered the crease under her chin and unconsciously jerked her neck backwards.'
  12. 'While it was certainly difficult for him, Chip managed to jerk the bar above his shoulder into the air.'
  13. 'Harmonically, it's as if a weight lifter jerked 500 pounds and put it down in exactly the same spot.'
  14. 'Never jerk the weight up; control it throughout the movement.'


Cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it (originally in the sun).
    Prepare (pork or chicken) by marinating it in spices and barbecuing it over a wood fire.


      Jerked meat.
      1. 'As you might expect, jerk chicken, fish and fresh fruit are staples on this menu.'
      2. 'Unlike the other meats, jerk sausage is inherently - lethally - hot, but I will not be daunted by my nonexistent tolerance for pepper.'
      3. 'Traditional Cayman cuisine is hugely influenced by Jamaican jerk, curry and other vibrant seasonings.'
      4. 'Their menu also expanded to include the full range of Caribbean fare, from soup to jerk chicken.'
      5. 'And don't worry, there'll most certainly be jerk chicken and ginger beer available if you get hungry.'
      6. 'My favourite thing is the smell of jerk chicken.'
      7. 'I like all the curries and this jerk chicken with the rice and a great selection of vegetables.'
      8. 'From fiery jerk dishes to sublimely sweet mangoes, the foods of Jamaica are exciting and comforting.'
      9. 'There was far more ribbing, bad mouthing and ‘spirit’ shared than planning, along with jerk chicken and pork.'
      10. 'Today it was Jamaican jerk chicken and rice and peas.'

      More definitions

      1. a quick, sharp pull, thrust, twist, throw, or the like; a sudden movement: The train started with a jerk.

      2. a spasmodic, usually involuntary, muscular movement, as the reflex action of pulling the hand away from a flame.

      3. any sudden, quick movement of the body, as in dodging something.

      4. Slang. a contemptibly naive, fatuous, foolish, or inconsequential person.

      5. (in weightlifting) the raising of a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms.

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      More examples(as adjective)

      "backs can be jerked."

      "rounds can be jerked."

      "people can be jerked."

      "outs can be jerked."

      "heads can be jerked."

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      (jerk)Early 18th century: from Latin American Spanish charquear, from charqui, from Quechua echarqui ‘dried flesh’.


      jerk someone around
      jerk off