Synonyms of jerk


1. jerk, dork, misfit

usage: a dull stupid fatuous person

2. jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: an abrupt spasmodic movement

3. jerk, rate

usage: (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

4. jerky, jerked meat, jerk, meat

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

5. jerk, weightlift, weightlifting

usage: raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms

6. tug, jerk, pull, pulling

usage: a sudden abrupt pull


1. yank, jerk, pull, draw, force

usage: pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

2. jerk, twitch, move

usage: move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"

3. twitch, jerk, move involuntarily, move reflexively

usage: make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"

4. buck, jerk, hitch, move

usage: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"

5. jerk, flick, push, force

usage: throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"

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Definition and meaning of jerk (Dictionary)