Adjective "Jerking" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Jerking


    Definition:

    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.

    6. j

    Origin:
    jerk

    Examples:

    "movements can be jerking."

    "rhythms can be jerking."

    "heads can be jerking."

    "uprights can be jerking."

    "uncontrollablies can be jerking."

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