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Definition of Jerk


  1. To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, jerk beef. See Charqui.
  2. To beat; to strike.
  3. To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.
  4. To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
  5. To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
  6. To flout with contempt.
  7. A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
  8. A sudden start or spring.

Jerk Quotations

Movies always are open to being remade because times change so much, and the tempo of movies changes. I think of it like a James Bond. They can have different actors play the same role... I've had people come up to me and say, 'We want to remake 'The Jerk' with so and so.' And I say, 'Fine.' It just doesn't bother me. It's an honor actually.
Steve Martin

I try not to be a jerk. I really do. I try to be nice and cordial.
Mariah Carey

I could be a jerk and get a lot more publicity, but that's not who I am.
Pete Sampras

I've actually apologized to some people I was a real jerk to, because I feel ashamed. I didn't need to be that hungry. There was something going on inside me when I was angry and feeling very threatened and not feeling good about myself.
Howard Stern

Any jerk can have short-term earnings. You squeeze, squeeze, squeeze, and the company sinks five years later.
Jack Welch
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Jerk Translations

jerk in Dutch is schokken
jerk in French is par secousse, soubresaut
jerk in German is Ruck, Ruck, ruckweise
jerk in Italian is stratto, folata
jerk in Norwegian is tosk, rykke, rykk
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