Translation of jerk in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dʒɜːrk; dʒɜːk/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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
    More example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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


  • 2 (contemptible person) [colloquial/familiar] estúpido, (masculine, feminine), memo, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar], pendejo, (masculine, feminine) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar], gilipollas (masculine and feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], huevón, (masculine, feminine) (Andes) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

jerk around

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
[colloquial/familiar] timar, tracalear (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]

jerk off

[vulgar] verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio, verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio to jerk off o to jerk oneself off hacerse* la or una paja [vulgar], correrse la or una paja (Chile) (Peru/Perú) [vulgar], hacerse* una chaqueta (Mexico/México) [vulgar], hacerse* la manuela (Venezuela) [vulgar]

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