jerk noun

ADJ. sharp, sudden | painful

VERB + JERK give His thigh muscle gave a sudden jerk.

PREP. with a ~ of She answered with a jerk of her head.

jerk verb

ADV. suddenly | sharply, violently | convulsively, spasmodically | away, back, backwards, downwards, forward, round, up, upright, upwards She suddenly jerked her hand away. His head jerked up.

PHRASES jerk awake The train stopped and she jerked awake. | jerk sth open He jerked the door open. | jerk to a halt/stop The bus jerked to a stop.

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