Textual thesaurus for "jerk"

(noun) tug

a sudden abrupt pull

(noun) jerking, jolt, saccade

an abrupt spasmodic movement

(noun) jerked meat, jerky

meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

(noun) dork

a dull stupid fatuous person

(verb) twitch

make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

his face is twitching

(verb) flick

throw or toss with a quick motion

flick a piece of paper across the table; jerk his head

(verb) yank

pull, or move with a sudden movement

He turned the handle and jerked the door open

(verb) buck, hitch

jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

the yung filly bucked

(verb) twitch

move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

The patient's legs were jerkings