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jerks

noun
plural of jerk

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • his constant rudeness and insensitivity made everyone think he was a real jerk

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2 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force
  • guided the rowboat with a jerk of the rope

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jerks

verb
present tense third-person singular of jerk

Synonyms & Antonyms of jerks (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Jerks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jerks. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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