Definition - jerk

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