Definition - jerks

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jerks
  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. make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
  6. a dull stupid fatuous person
  7. throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
  8. (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
  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"

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