To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.
To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
A sudden start or spring.
The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from press in that the motion in a jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean and jerk of two hundred pounds.
Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called physical jerks.
To pull or yank a rope or rein.
(aka: "pull") a golf shot that is pulled left of the intended target. Example: "I was on the green in two but jerked my putt and only made par."
an abrupt spasmodic movement
a sudden abrupt pull
pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
The sharp, quick motion used to remove tubing or hose from a bulkhead or other connection point. Also see Yank.