get jerked around

Definition of get jerked around

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to be treated unfairly or dishonestly (by someone) :  to be lied to or cheated I felt like I was getting jerked around by that salesman.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

jerkplay jerked
  1. :  a single quick motion of short duration

    :  jolting, bouncing, or thrusting motions

    :  a tendency to produce spasmodic motions

  1. :  to give a quick suddenly arrested push, pull, or twist to

    :  to propel or move with or as if with a quick suddenly arrested motion

    :  to mix and serve (drinks, such as sodas) behind a soda fountain

  1. :  to preserve (meat) in long sun-dried slices

  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

    :  on all or various sides :  in every or any direction

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

    :  so as to avoid or get past :  on or to another side of

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation

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a brief usually trivial fact

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