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Synonyms for jerk
dʒɜrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jerk, dork(noun)

    a dull stupid fatuous person

    Synonyms:
    saccade, dork, jerking, jerked meat, jolt, jerky, tug

  2. jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade(noun)

    an abrupt spasmodic movement

    Synonyms:
    saccade, dork, jerking, jerked meat, jolt, jerky, jounce, tug, shock, jar

  3. jerk(noun)

    (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

    Synonyms:
    jerky, dork, jolt, tug, jerked meat, saccade, jerking

  4. jerky, jerked meat, jerk(noun)

    meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

    Synonyms:
    saccade, dork, jerking, jerked meat, jolt, jerky, tug

  5. jerk(noun)

    raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms

    Synonyms:
    jerky, dork, jolt, tug, jerked meat, saccade, jerking

  6. tug, jerk(verb)

    a sudden abrupt pull

    Synonyms:
    saccade, jerky, dork, jerking, jerked meat, jolt, towboat, tugboat, tug, tower

  7. yank, jerk(verb)

    pull, or move with a sudden movement

    "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

    Synonyms:
    yank, flick, hitch, twitch, buck

  8. jerk, twitch(verb)

    move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

    "The patient's legs were jerkings"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, yank, squeeze, flip, buck, flick, pinch, twitch, tweet, twinge

  9. twitch, jerk(verb)

    make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

    "his face is twitching"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, squeeze, flip, yank, flick, pinch, twitch, tweet, buck, twinge

  10. buck, jerk, hitch(verb)

    jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

    "the yung filly bucked"

    Synonyms:
    thumb, buck, twitch, shoot, go against, flick, hitch, yank, catch, shoot down, limp, hobble, tear, charge, gimp, hitchhike

  11. jerk, flick(verb)

    throw or toss with a quick motion

    "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, yank, thumb, flicker, flip, buck, flick, ruffle, twitch, riff, snap, leaf, click, riffle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jerk(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    yerk, twitch, pull suddenly

  2. jerk(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    throw suddenly

  3. jerk(n.)

    Synonyms:
    twitch, sudden pull

  4. jerk(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sudden throw

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jerk(v)

    Synonyms:
    twitch, yerk

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How to say jerk in sign language?

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How to use jerk in a sentence?

  1. Roger Berkowitz:

    I’m a little bit surprised by the vehemence of all the knee jerk reactions to it.

  2. Eury Patrick:

    They’re not trained to just empty their gun, it’s not a knee-jerk reaction. They’re trained to shoot until the risk is ended.

  3. Han Tan:

    Global investors have had their emotions toyed with amidst the ever-shifting sands of the U.S.-China trade conflict, market nerves have been left raw, with the delicate sentiment prompting knee-jerk reactions to every nuance pertaining to the highly unpredictable U.S.-China trade impasse.

  4. Steve Tomsic:

    I think when people think about competition, they sort of, their knee jerk reaction is to think,' well all we need is two or three talking heads to go head to head with ours.' The business is much bigger than that.

  5. Wayne Kaufman:

    This is just a knee-jerk reaction, based on a bear thesis that Express Scripts will start to dictate prices, i don't see how this is any different than any other company in another sector getting more competition. Soon people will go through the stocks one-by-one to see which got oversold.


Translations for jerk

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  • رعشة, يرتعش, هزة, يهز, أحمقArabic
  • ryv, blbec, debil, blbCzech
  • Ruck, rucken, Zuckung, Arschloch, zucken, dörren, ArschGerman
  • κόπανοςGreek
  • 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
  • אִידיוֹטHebrew
  • 加加速度, 躍度Japanese
  • inprobusLatin
  • whakanou, pahiwi, whakanounouMāori
  • шутракMacedonian
  • estúpidoPortuguese
  • ch'arkiyQuechua
  • 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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