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jerk1 British & World English

A quick, sharp, sudden movement

jerk2 British & World English

Cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it (originally in the sun)

jerk English Thesaurus

she gave the reins a jerk

knee-jerk British & World English

(Of a response) automatic and unthinking

soda jerk British & World English

A person who serves and sells soft drinks, ice cream, and confectionery at a soda fountain

clean and jerk British & World English

A weightlifting exercise in which a weight is raised above the head following an initial lift to shoulder level

jerk someone around British & World English

Deal with someone dishonestly or unfairly

clean and jerk in clean British & World English

A weightlifting exercise in which a weight is raised above the head following an initial lift to shoulder level

jerk someone around in jerk1 British & World English

Deal with someone dishonestly or unfairly

physical jerks British & World English

Energetic exercises done as part of a fitness routine

clean and jerk in weightlifting British & World English

The sport or activity of lifting barbells or other heavy weights. There are two standard lifts in modern weightlifting: the single-movement lift from floor to extended position (the snatch), and the two-movement lift from floor to shoulder position, and from shoulders to extended position (the clean and jerk)


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