a dull stupid fatuous person
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade(noun)
an abrupt spasmodic movement
(mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
jerky, jerked meat, jerk(noun)
meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
a sudden abrupt pull
pull, or move with a sudden movement
"He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
"The patient's legs were jerkings"
make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
"his face is twitching"
buck, jerk, hitch(verb)
jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
"the yung filly bucked"
throw or toss with a quick motion
"flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
(Sport) The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from press in that the motion in a jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean and jerk of two hundred pounds.
to cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, jerk beef. See Charqui
to beat; to strike
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
to throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone
to make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts
to flout with contempt
a short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion
a sudden start or spring
Origin: [Corrupted from Peruv. charqui dried beef.]
In physics, jerk, also known as jolt, surge, or lurch, is the rate of change of acceleration; that is, the derivative of acceleration with respect to time, the second derivative of velocity, or the third derivative of position. Jerk is defined by any of the following equivalent expressions: where Jerk is a vector, and there is no generally used term to describe its scalar magnitude. The SI units of jerk are metres per second cubed. There is no universal agreement on the symbol for jerk, but j is commonly used. Newton's notation for the derivative of acceleration can also be used, especially when "surge" or "lurch" is used instead of "jerk" or "jolt". If acceleration can be felt by a body as the force exerted by the object bringing about the acceleration on the body, jerk can be felt as the change in this pressure. For example a passenger in an accelerating vehicle with zero jerk will feel a constant force from the seat on his or her body; whereas positive jerk will be felt as increasing force on the body, and negative jerk as decreasing force on the body.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jėrk, v.t. to throw with a quick effort: to give a sudden movement.—n. a short, sudden movement: a striking against with a sudden motion: an involuntary spasmodic contraction of a muscle.—ns. Jerk′er; Jerk′iness.—adj. Jerk′y, moving or coming by jerks or starts, spasmodic; capricious, impatient. [A variant of jert and gird, and conn. with yard, a rod.]
jėrk, v.t. to search, as a vessel for concealed or smuggled goods—also Jerque.—ns. Jerk′er, Jerqu′er; Jerqu′ing.
jėrk, n. meat cut into thin pieces and dried in the sun.—Also Jerk′y. [Chilian charqui.]
What does JERK stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the JERK acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of jerk in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of jerk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.
Sometimes love will pick you up by the short hairs...and jerk the heck out of you.
People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt.
Knee-jerk liberals and all the certified saints of sanctified humanism are quick to condemn this great and much-maligned Transylvanian statesman.
Investors have made a knee jerk reaction away from Pimco, but in doing so they need to make sure that what they are buying is a better alternative.
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- رعشة, يرتعش, هزة, يهزArabic
- ryv, blbec, debil, blbCzech
- Ruck, rucken, Zuckung, Arschloch, zucken, dörren, ArschGerman
- tonto, tic, huevón, tumbo, sacudida, gilipollas, estremecimiento, miserable, tirón, repullo, espasmo, gilí, imbécilSpanish
- heilahtaa, muutos, idiootti, paskiainen, nykäisy, heilauttaa, ääliö, heilahduttaa, nykäys, nytkähdys, nytkäyttää, nytkähtää, kiihtyvyydenFinnish
- saccade, spasme, mauvais con, clonie, tic, con, secousse, conard, sursaut, crétin, connard, soubresaut, cahot, tressaillement, jerk, convulsion, myoclonieFrench
- succussa, vexator, spasmoInterlingua
- sontoloyo, bangsat, bajingan, brengsekIndonesian
- sgradevole, sobbalzo, babbeo, idiota, odioso, strattone, spasmo, strappo, offensivo, tic, scatto, scemo, stronzoItalian
- 加加速度, 躍度Japanese
- whakanou, pahiwi, whakanounouMāori
- дебил, судорога, дёрнуть, гнида, дёрнуться, негодяй, подёргивание, вздрогнуть, подлец, рывок, дёргаться, козёл, вздрагивание, вздрагивать, вялить, толчок, тик, рвануть, мудак, дёргать, гад, спазмRussian
- silki, pislik, ani hareket, aşağılık kimse, titremeTurkish
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