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jerked

verb , past tense of jerk

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1 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion
  • I jerked to one side to avoid getting hit
  • jerked the leash to get the dog's attention
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2 to make jerky or restless movements
  • you've got to quit jerking, or the barber will nick you by accident
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3 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements
  • the car jerked with every shift of the gear
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