jerk

Definitions:

  • To cut (meat) into long strips and dry in the sun or cure by exposing to smoke.
  • Being or relating to a method of barbecuing meat that has been seasoned and wrapped in leaves of the allspice tree.
  • To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
  • To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion.
  • To utter abruptly or sharply.
  • To make and serve (ice-cream sodas, for example) at a soda fountain.
  • To press (a weight) overhead from shoulder height in a quick motion.
  • To move in sudden abrupt motions; jolt.
  • To make spasmodic motions.
  • A sudden abrupt motion, such as a yank or twist.
  • A jolting or lurching motion.
  • A sudden reflexive or spasmodic muscular movement.
  • Involuntary convulsive twitching often resulting from excitement. Often used with <em>the.</em>
  • A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.
  • A lift in which the weight is heaved overhead from shoulder height with a quick motion.
  • To masturbate.
  • To take unfair advantage of, deceive, or manipulate.
  • To strike or beat, as with a whip or rod; strike smartly.
  • To pull or thrust with sudden energy; act upon with a twitching or snatching motion; move with quick, sharp force: of ten with a word or words of direction: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="jerk">jerk</internalXref> open a door; the horse <em>jerked</em> out his heels.
  • To throw with a quick, sharp motion; specifically, to throw with the hand lower than the elbow, with an impulse given by sudden collision of the forearm with the hip: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="jerk">jerk</internalXref> a stone.
  • To make a sudden spasmodic motion; give a start; move twitchingly.
  • To sneer; carp; speak sarcastically.
  • In the English custom-house, to search, as a vessel, for unentered goods.
  • To cure, as meat, especially beef, by cutting into long thin pieces and drying in the sun.
  • In <em>golf</em>, a stroke in which the club-head, after striking the ball, digs into the ground.
  • An abrupt witticism; a sudden sally of wit.
  • <em>plural</em> Chorea or tic.
  • Meat cut into strips and cured by drying it in the open air.
  • A short, sharp pull, thrust, or twitch; a sudden throw or toss; a jolt; a twitching or spasmodic motion.
  • A sudden spring or bound; a start; a leap; a sally.
  • An involuntary spasmodic contraction of a muscle, due to reflex action resulting from a blow or other external stimulus.
  • <em>plural</em> The paroxysms or violent spasmodic movements sometimes resulting from excitement in connection with religious services. Specifically called <internalXref urlencoded="the%20jerks">the jerks</internalXref>.
  • A sneer; sarcasm.
  • To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun. See <xref urlencoded="charqui">charqui</xref>.
  • To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
  • To flout with contempt.
  • To beat; to strike.
  • To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk
  • To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand.
  • A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
  • A sudden start or spring.
  • A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person.
  • The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from <contr>press</contr> in that the motion in a <ex>jerk</ex> is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement.
  • Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called <altname>physical jerks</altname>.
  • A rich, spicy Jamaican <xref>marinade</xref>
  • Meat cured by jerking; <xref>charqui</xref>.
  • To <xref>cure</xref> (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.
  • A <xref>sudden</xref>, often uncontrolled <xref>movement</xref>, especially of the body.
  • A quick, often unpleasant <xref>tug</xref> or shake.
  • A dull or stupid person.
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