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Synonyms for jerk
dʒɜrkjerk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jerk, dorknoun

    a dull stupid fatuous person

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

  2. jerk, jerking, jolt, saccadenoun

    an abrupt spasmodic movement

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

  3. jerknoun

    (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

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

  4. jerky, jerked meat, jerknoun

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

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

  5. jerknoun

    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, jerkverb

    a sudden abrupt pull

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

  7. yank, jerkverb

    pull, or move with a sudden movement

    "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

    Synonyms:
    yank, flick, hitch, twitch, buck

  8. jerk, twitchverb

    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, jerkverb

    make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

    "his face is twitching"

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

  10. buck, jerk, hitchverb

    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, flickverb

    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. jerkverb

    Synonyms:
    yerk, twitch, pull suddenly

  2. jerkverb

    Synonyms:
    throw suddenly

  3. jerknoun

    Synonyms:
    twitch, sudden pull

  4. jerknoun

    Synonyms:
    sudden throw

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jerkverb

    Synonyms:
    twitch, yerk

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How to use jerk in a sentence?

  1. Todd Rosenbluth:

    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.

  2. Mike Helms:

    Bans often inspire a knee-jerk reaction from the people they affect the most, i don't know if the proposed ban on flavored vaping fluid evokes this sort of response. I suspect it does for at least a small number of people. Vaping is not protected in the Bill of Rights, certainly not in the same way that guns are.

  3. Paul Ryan:

    Those of us around Paul Ryan really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time, we helped Paul Ryan make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what Paul Ryan knee-jerk reaction was. Now I think Paul Ryan's making some of these knee-jerk reactions.

  4. 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.

  5. Matter NYC founder Joseph Imperatrice:

    In my 16 year career as an officer Founder of BLUE LIVES MATTER-NYC, I have never seen nor imagined we would be living in a time where criminals are justified for their actions and officers are continuously bashed and blamed. Defunding the police, knee jerk reactions to passing bills such as Bail Reform, The Diaphragm Bill, and the ending of Qualified immunity are sending a direct message to criminals that they can basically do whatever they want and they will get away with it.


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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