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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 use jerk in a sentence?

  1. Marc Maron:

    And I would ask Comedian Louis . about it. I would say, ‘ This story about you forcing these women to watch you jerk off, what is that, is that true ? ’ Comedian Louis . goes, ‘ No, it’s not true. It’s not real. It’s a rumor. ’ And I would say, ‘ Well, are you going to address it somehow ? Handle it ? Get out from under it whenever it shows up ? ’ ‘ Comedian Louis . ca n’t, I ca n’t do that. I ca n’t give it life, give it air. ’ That was the conversation.

  2. Peter King:

    It's sort of a knee-jerk reaction, the National Rifle Association is strongly opposed to it, and the fact is we have only a handful of Republican co-sponsors.

  3. Antonio Culebras:

    We don't have this knee jerk reaction of giving a sleeping pill to everyone who suffers from insomnia, we try to determine why, and then we try to remove what's causing or perpetuating insomnia.

  4. Ryan McGrath:

    There will be weakness in Irish bond prices on Monday morning. Markets don't like uncertainty but we don't anticipate a big knee-jerk reaction because investors were ready for this outcome, the longer it goes on, the more nervous investors would become. If you had the duel challenges of political instability coupled with a looming 'Brexit' (after Britain's In-Out EU referendum), the Irish bond market would find it very challenging.

  5. Robert Heinlein, Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love":

    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.

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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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