1. A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
His jade gave him a jerk.B. Jonson.
2. A sudden start or spring.
Lobsters . . . swim backwards by jerks or springs.Grew.
3. A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person.
Syn. -- jerkoff.
(Sport) The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from
press in that the motion in a
jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean and
jerk of two hundred pounds.
2. Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called
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