Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jerk

6 senses of jerk

Sense 1
jerk, dork -- (a dull stupid fatuous person)
       => misfit -- (someone unable to adapt to their circumstances)

Sense 2
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade -- (an abrupt spasmodic movement)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 3
jerk -- ((mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration)
       => rate -- (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected")

Sense 4
jerky, jerked meat, jerk -- (meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun)
       => meat -- (the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food)

Sense 5
jerk -- (raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms)
       => weightlift, weightlifting -- (bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights)

Sense 6
tug, jerk -- (a sudden abrupt pull)
       => pull, pulling -- (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jerk

5 senses of jerk

Sense 1
yank, jerk -- (pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 2
jerk, twitch -- (move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
twitch, jerk -- (make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching")
       => move involuntarily, move reflexively -- (move in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 4
buck, jerk, hitch -- (jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
jerk, flick -- (throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

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