There are 2 translations of jerk in Spanish:

jerk1

Pronunciation: /dʒɜːrk; dʒɜːk/

vi

  • the train jerked to a stop el tren se detuvo con una sacudida he started to jerk about on the dance floor empezó a sacudirse en la pista she jerked awake se despertó sobresaltada the rope jerked taut la cuerda se tensó de un tirón
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    • Cold leathery fingers suddenly grabbed Niall by the chin and jerked his head forward as the other High Sablebloods moved in for the kill.
    • Fleur remembered the crease under her chin and unconsciously jerked her neck backwards.
    • I jerked up my chin to see my uncles had already cast down their shovels.

vt

  • he jerked the purse out of her hand le arrebató el monedero de la mano, le quitó el monedero de la mano de un tirón the impact jerked him forward el impacto lo propulsó hacia adelante she jerked open the door abrió la puerta bruscamente

Phrasal verbs

jerk around

v + o + adv (AmE)

jerk off

[vulgar] v + adv, v + o + adv to jerk off o to jerk oneself off hacerse* la or una paja [vulgar], correrse la or una paja (Chi, Per) [vulgar], hacerse* una chaqueta (Méx) [vulgar], hacerse* la manuela (Ven) [vulgar]

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adj
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There are 2 translations of jerk in Spanish:

jerk2

n

  • 1 1.1 (tug) tirón (m)
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    • With a sudden jerk of his head, the silent constable directed her roughly inside.
    • She was about to open her mouth to scream when she felt a sudden jerk.
    • The kids felt a sudden sideways jerk as a whining noise began to permeate the room.
    1.2 (sudden movement) sacudida (f) she awoke with a jerk se despertó sobresaltada with a jerk of the head sacudiendo la cabeza
  • 2 (contemptible person) [colloquial/familiar] estúpido, -da (m,f), memo, -ma (m,f) [familiar/colloquial], pendejo, -ja (m,f) (AmL exc CS) [familiar/colloquial], gilipollas (mf) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], huevón, -vona (m,f) (Andes, Ven) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • Although I think it's foolish and her boyfriend is a jerk for suggesting it, I am more concerned about the value and safety of this thing.
    • We're all looking like incompetent jerks right now.
    • I'm willing to say that yes, I am a moron, and a jerk, and I will pay all costs for your heel and dress to be cleaned and fixed.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.