Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of pulling, pushing, or throwing, with a jerk.

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  • verb Present participle of jerk.
  • noun A motion that jerks; a jerk.

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  • adjective lacking a steady rhythm
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement

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Examples

  • The Indians make this wholesale destruction for two objects; first, to get the meat, which they preserve by "jerking" -- that is, by cutting into thin strips and drying in the sun -- and, secondly, for the skins with which they cover their tents, make their beds, and part of their clothing.

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  • Venison and beef, dried in the sun, or over the fire by the process called jerking, was prepared in the season of abundance for winter use, and proved the best sort of food for a marauding corps.

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  • I have the over under sight mounts on it which makes it so i cant rest my cheek on the butt and i am pretty consistantly "jerking" the trigger.

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  • I have the over under sight mounts on it which makes it so i cant rest my cheek on the butt and i am pretty consistantly "jerking" the trigger.

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  • Jessica Meyers, the loudest of all, could whistle really loud by slipping two fat fingers into her mouth and kind of jerking her neck like she was choking.

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  •    Jessica Meyers, the loudest of all, could whistle really loud by slipping two fat fingers into her mouth and kind of jerking her neck like she was choking.

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  • He said bank stocks are "jerking" the market around as economic fears wax and wane and as short sellers adjust their positions.

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  • It's gratuitously violent and requires the player to physically mimic the action on screen, such as jerking the Wii remote downward to shove a pen into an enemy's head.

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  • It's gratuitously violent and requires the player to physically mimic the action on screen, such as jerking the Wii remote downward to shove a pen into an enemy's head.

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