give (something) a jerk

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Definition of give (something) a jerk

: to pull on something very hard and very quickly The door was stuck, but I gave it a jerk and it opened.

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“Give (something) a jerk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28something%29%20a%20jerk. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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