adjective -kier, -kiest
- 1 (not smooth)(speech)he walked with short, jerky strides
entrecortadocaminaba dando saltitosit was a jerky ridefuimos ( or fueron etc) dando botes por el caminoExample sentences
- The car squeaks to a halt and she glares at him because of his jerky stop.
- Focus on keeping your movements smooth and fluid rather than abrupt and jerky.
- They watched silently as the old plane lumbered over to gate 2, discharging a huge, billowing black cloud as it rolled to a jerky stop.
noununcountable (American English) (Cookery)
- Example sentences
- The younger girl had fallen asleep, curled up in her blanket and still clutching the strip of beef jerky.
- The slices of deep red sausage had the pungent flavour of barbecued pork, quite similar to a sweet beef jerky.
- We saw strips of deep red beef jerky, sheets of golden-colored glucose that looked like glass, orange rind and salmon skin.
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