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Meaning of jerk

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a dull stupid fatuous person [syn: {jerk}, {dork}]
      2: an abrupt spasmodic movement [syn: {jerk}, {jerking}, {jolt},
      3: (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
      4: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
         [syn: {jerky}, {jerked meat}, {jerk}]
      5: raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by
         straightening the arms
      6: a sudden abrupt pull [syn: {tug}, {jerk}]
      v 1: pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle
           and jerked the door open" [syn: {yank}, {jerk}]
      2: move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The
         patient's legs were jerkings" [syn: {jerk}, {twitch}]
      3: make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is
         twitching" [syn: {twitch}, {jerk}]
      4: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung
         filly bucked" [syn: {buck}, {jerk}, {hitch}]
      5: throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper
         across the table"; "jerk his head" [syn: {jerk}, {flick}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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