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

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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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 2 translations of jerk in Spanish:

jerk2

n

  • 1 1.1 (tug) tirón (m) 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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Word of the day anteojeras
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blinders (US), blinkers (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.