get jerked around

Definition of get jerked around

chiefly US, informal
: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

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

jerk play jerked
  1. : an annoyingly stupid or foolish person

  2. : an unlikable person

  3. : a single quick motion of short duration

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

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

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

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

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

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

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

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

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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