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  Words related to jerk

Related / Similar Words: tug, jerking, jolt, dork, rate of acceleration, twitch, flick, yank, buck, hitch

 

Definition:
  • a sudden abrupt pull;
  • an abrupt spasmodic movement;
  • a dull stupid fatuous person;
  • (mechanics) the rate of change of velocity;
  • 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";
  • pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open";
  • jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked";
  • move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient''s legs were jerkings";

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    Hyponyms: schmuck, shmuck, schmo, shmo, fibrillate

     

    Grouped Verbs: twitch

     

    Derivational Morphology: twitch, yank, tug, jolt, jar, flick, buck, hitch, jerking, twitching, vellication, yanker, jerker

     

     
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