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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jerk, jerking, jolt, saccadeadjective

    an abrupt spasmodic movement

  2. arrhythmic, jerking, jerkyadjective

    lacking a steady rhythm

    "an arrhythmic heartbeat"


  1. jerkingnoun

    A motion that jerks; a jerk.


  1. jerking

    Jerking refers to making a sudden movement, typically quickly and/or involuntarily, often as a result of a sudden shock or surprise. It can also refer to a sudden abrupt motion or change, often relating to physical movement, mechanical motion, or even changes in situations or circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jerking

    of Jerk

  2. Jerkingnoun

    the act of pulling, pushing, or throwing, with a jerk

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jerking

    A quick break in a heavy roll of the sea.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jerking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jerking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of jerking in a Sentence

  1. Giovanni Morassutti:

    Average acting is like jerking without an orgasm.

  2. Joe Manchin:

    She started choking. People cough, you think, well. And then started getting real red.' I can't breathe, I can't breathe,' i was big enough and tall enough to get some leverage on her and pick her up off her feet. I kept jerking and jerking and jerking until she said,' You're hurting me now.'.

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