jerk

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒ3ːrk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dʒɝk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling( jûrk)


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jerk

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. moved his [head, arm] with a jerk
  2. with a jerk of her [head]
  3. gave a jerk of his [head]
  4. gave a [head] jerk to [say no, show his disapproval]
  5. the [train, car, engine] started with a jerk
  6. slang: he's [such, a real, a total] jerk!
  7. slang: don't be such a jerk!
  8. slang: leave me alone, you jerk!
  9. slang: you're a jerk if you [believe, think, try]
  10. Do you have to be such a jerk?
  11. is always such a jerk!
  12. a jerk of a [man, boss]
  13. don't listen to him, he's just a jerk
  14. UK, sexually explicit: caught having a jerk-off
  15. sports: the [one-arm, clean and] jerk
  16. sports: [practice, do] the clean and jerk in the gym
n as adj
  1. jerk [beef, lamb, pork, chicken]
  2. [marinated, grilled, barbecued] jerk [beef]
  3. make jerk [beef]
  4. was a knee-jerk reaction
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