give (something) a jerk

idiom

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

Keep scrolling for more

Dictionary Entries Near give (something) a jerk

Cite this Entry

“Give (something) a jerk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28something%29%20a%20jerk. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

Keep scrolling for more

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ