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 tirónMore 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
- 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]
jerk aroundverb + 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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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.