Meaning of JERK in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒɜ:(r)k ]

( jerks, jerking, jerked)


If you jerk something or someone in a particular direction, or they jerk in a particular direction, they move a short distance very suddenly and quickly.

Mr Griffin jerked forward in his chair...

‘This is Brady Coyne,’ said Sam, jerking his head in my direction...

Eleanor jerked her wrist free...

VERB : V adv / prep , V n adv / prep , V n adj

Jerk is also a noun.

He indicated the bedroom with a jerk of his head.



If you call someone a jerk , you are insulting them because you think they are stupid or you do not like them. ( INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE )

N-COUNT [ disapproval ]


see also knee-jerk

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.