How to use Jerk in a sentence
He was a jerk anyway.
Just being a jerk isn't against the law.
When I jerk it, then pull me out as quickly as you can.
She awoke with a jerk and looked around at the tiny cottage, lit only by a candle.
I hope the jerk isn't doing something stupid.Advertisement
Why would they be responsible because Byrne acted like a jerk and decided to go for a midnight swim—drunk or sober?
His grip bit into her arm and the sudden jerk caused pain in her shoulder.
Putnam gave the rope a quick jerk and his friends pulled him out in great haste.
He grabbed her leg and with a quick jerk, dislodged her from the tree - right into his waiting arms.
The jerk is obtainable only from muscle fibres possessed of neural tonus.Advertisement
If the sensory nerves of the extensor muscle be severed, the "jerk" is lost.
I'm your campaign manager, and I'll be danged if I'm gonna get upstaged by that jerk Fitzgerald.
The jerk couldn't even get it right—they'd only tied the game.
On getting the worm fairly out of the ground, it throws up its head with a jerk, and swallows it whole."
In these three genera the conidia are cast off with a jerk somewhat in the same way as the sporangium of Pilobolus.Advertisement
For instance, if a rope is fixed at one end and held in the hand at the other end, a transverse jerk by the hand will travel as a transverse wave along the rope.
Stretching of the muscles antagonistic to the extensors - namely, of the flexor muscles - reduces the jerk by inhibiting the extensor spinal nerve cells through the nervous impulses generated by the tense flexor muscles.
On all sides soldiers were running to and fro, throwing up their knapsacks with a jerk of their shoulders and pulling the straps over their heads, unstrapping their overcoats and drawing the sleeves on with upraised arms.
The turning of attention towards the knee interferes with the jerk; hence the device of directing the person to perform vigorously some movement, which does not involve the muscles of the lower limb, at the moment when the light blow is dealt upon the tendon.
Anyway, he's such a jerk.Advertisement
I had a video of it but some jerk ripped it off my shopping wagon in Pittsburgh.
Yeah, but he was kind of a jerk.
I know you had a personal relationship with the jerk.
Don't tell me you believe the jerk just drowned!
Avoiding an impulse to jerk the straps back up, she gazed up at him.Advertisement
A hand may suddenly fling out, a shoulder may shrug, a foot may kick, or the entire body may jerk.
Tuck into jerk chicken, spicy ribs, blackened fish or meat jambalaya and soak up the family vibe.
A sudden jerk will compress the nylon too far.
However, do not count on this to save you, as the bar will suddenly jerk to one side.
Clean the chicken and place in a bowl with the jerk seasoning as a marinade.
Some jerk their hands like robots, some seem to have facial tics, surprised by every sixth word.
After a while, however, he gave the rope a quick jerk.
Using a bad or cheaply made mount can jerk the movements enough where you lose sightings, which can get annoying.
Turn the Panic Mouse 360 on and computer-controlled movements jerk the arm around in random movements, just like a real mouse.
As he grows older, he could hurt you, or if someone new comes to the house and they jerk away, it could hurt them.
If you can, ask other merchants whether when you call with a problem, they get the dreaded, "Sorry, it must be your hardware" knee jerk response.
If your co-parent is truly a jerk and doesn't take you seriously, continuously violating agreements and missing appointments, you may want to get a third party involved.
While you may have liked your co-parent when you first decided to have a child, those feelings have drastically changed and now you are dealing with a jerk.
The worst thing you can do is tell your child that his other parent is a jerk.
Eventually, you will be co-parenting not with a jerk, but with someone you have a fairly neutral relationship with.
When was the last time you heard of someone writing an online dating profile reading "Seeking dishonest jerk to share uncomfortable silences, lack of trust, and shallow conversation"?
Tell him you think he's cute, and that you might have been kind of a jerk in the past, but would really like to get to know him better and hang out more.
It doesn't mean you should be a jerk if you see her-that would be immature and ruin any kind of future relationship (friends or whatever).
So here's my advice-it's fine to say hi, and start a conversation and test the waters, but if he still acts like he doesn't care, or ignores you most the time, then he's kind of a jerk and I wouldn't waste your time with him.
If he totally ignores you and acts like a jerk around you, then he's an idiot, and let it go.
The actor fully awakened only to jerk the car back onto the highway in an attempt to correct the vehicle.
Work slowly into coaxing him to go with you, taking care never to jerk or drag him along.
Don't jerk or over-tighten the handle when you're putting it back together or you can damage the faucet.
Smooth mechanism - Be sure the chair does not jump or jerk as it moves through the lifting and tilting functions and that it does not drop quickly when it returns to the original position.
The terms hypnic jerk or involuntary myoclonic twitch is used to refer to the muscle twitch that sometimes happens in a muscle or group of muscles before falling asleep.
You're driving your semi-street-legal racer through the city and some neon-lighting effects jerk cuts you off.
Throw the poke ball pressing up and B, then let go when the ball starts to jerk.
The arms or legs may flail or jerk uncontrollably.
Chorea-Involuntary movements in which the arms or legs may jerk or flail uncontrollably.
They can be either pendular, in which the oscillations are equal in all directions and or jerk, in which the movements may be faster in one direction than another.
Motor attacks cause parts of the body to jerk repeatedly.
The sheer force of hitting the water can jerk a suit up or off.
I don't think you were being mean when you got angry with your boyfriend for being a jerk.
Try not to come off as the jealous, paranoid jerk (she'll respond better!).
Continue to jerk the fishing line as the unsuspecting person attempts to pick it up.
If you don't give the car enough gas, it will stall out and jerk itself to a stop.
If you give the car too much gas, the car will jerk forward.
Take the weight down more slowly than you lifted it up, but when lifting, don't just jerk the weight up as fast as you can go.
When that jerk cut you off on the freeway, or the boss decided to make your day a living hell, your body reacted like its programmed to do with elevated stress hormones and readiness to spring into action.
Do not allow your arms to jerk back into the starting position to avoid injury.
Having other people take your characters and jerk them around in ways you never would have can't help but offend.
Enjoy classic, heart pub food like bacon cheddar burgers and jerk chicken quesadillas as you soak up the atmosphere at this lively joint.
He was such a jerk.
I was being a jerk.
He sounded like a first class jerk from the beginning.
That he was an unlucky jerk and his loss of memory was probably a good thing in the long pull?
Dean cursed himself for not wanting to talk to the redheaded deputy, who would have been infinitely preferable to this obnoxious jerk.
The jerk wanted me to buy him some booze and I wouldn't.
His touch made her jerk away and her eyes snap open.
You're still a jerk.
His single word was sharp enough to make her jerk.
Shipton sounds like a real jerk.
Maybe I sound like a jerk, but it's been ten years since we were an item and I've got a life now.
I laughed in the jerk's face.
Just thinking a guy's a jerk doesn't usually result in your killing him.
She even commenced to purr, as if to say, Get on with it, you jerk.
The jerk didn't know what he was doing in the first place.
All I was supposed to do was take his damned picture, just because some jerk didn't believe he'd been up here and done it!
The jerk had hold of Elisabeth's arm.
He told her about Cynthia and she talked about someone named Jack who was a med student whose family thought she was a jerk and they both decided life was too damned complicated and lots of the times it sucked, but not at times like this.
She's better off without him—and not knowing him for the jerk he is.
I fooled that FBI jerk.
As if sensing her doubt about how much of a jerk he was, he slapped her hard on the ass once more.
You're such a jerk!
By the aid of one front leg it places consecutive heaps of loosened particles upon its head, then with a smart jerk throws each little pile clear of the scene of operations.
The seeds are minute and innumerable; they contain a small rudimentary embryo surrounded by a thin loose membraneous coat, and are scattered by means of hygroscopic hairs on the inside of the valves which by their movements jerk out the seeds.
Hence a favourable posture of the limb for eliciting the jerk is one ensuring relaxation of the hamstring muscles, as when the leg has been crossed upon the other.
In sleep the jerk is diminished, in deep sleep quite abolished.
The direction of attention to the performance of some movement by the arm ensures that looseness and freedom from tension in the thigh muscles which is essential for the provocation of the jerk.
Ziehen has noted exaltation of the jerk to follow extirpation of a cortical centre.
Where did he get the nerve to call Giddon a jerk, after hiding behind her?
I was sixteen and pregnant and my mother tossed me out of the house and then I was a street smart seventeen year old mother without a pot to piss in and no options to get one then if I screw this guy I can maybe get a million dollars and feed my baby and not listen to gun shots outside my door and I been standing here at the window a long, long time, begging for a ticket to fly out of here and no one has handed me anything but shit and now this guy is holding this first class pass and all I have to do is reach out and grab it but I know I might hate myself for tacking it because this ticket clerk is kind of a jerk sometimes but an okay guy most of the time and he's nice to me and he listens to me, and he loves me and I know if I take it and fly it will kill him.
He's not only seen Howie's flying saucer but he had proof, pictures with little green men, and an owner's manual to their ship, and, by his definition a self-centered jerk with most of his brain somewhere on an Interstate highway or a motor home grill stands in his way from announcing his findings and waiting for a call from the Nobel committee.
Let 'em arrest me if they think they have a case but I'm not making any schedule to accommodate some jerk's whim to play TV cop.
I should have known better that a jerk like Donald could pass up a free bounce in the bunkâ€”the bastard.
You surface dwellers better not be sleeping, orâ€” In the quite, dark command center, Lana awoke from her doze with a jerk at the peeved female's voice, the dream of her journey to the Peak fading.
Why would they be responsible because Byrne acted like a jerk and decided to go for a midnight swimâ€”drunk or sober?
I did tell her what's needed to begin the process of getting the jerk declared dead.
Now I have to give Leland a night of unforgettable pleasure just because you couldn't prove that jerk Byrne skipped out on his wife.
The jerk couldn't even get it rightâ€”they'd only tied the game.
She's better off without himâ€”and not knowing him for the jerk he is.
You were being a jerk â€“ as usual.
Thanks to the significant Caribbean and Asian populations in Bristol, there are no shortage of curries and jerk chicken in the city center.
Do not jerk the floss or snap the floss into the gums.
He entered briskly, with a jerk at every step and his head slightly thrown back.
Does the car shift smoothly or jerk abruptly?
They're somewhat chunky for sneakers, so don't expect a pair of white canvas Keds with wheels that magically descend with the jerk of your ankle.
The jerk acted drunk with his instant fame.
It's like we try to do good and theses unintended side effects occur; the deputy sheriff in Alabama, that Youngblood jerk in California, plus the parents murdered just so the discovery of their child's abduction would be delayed.
Neither did I. The jerk managed to do that himself.
Look, if she did go and do something rash, we both know the jerk deserved it.
The attendant pulled out the tray with a jerk, nearly dislodging the body.
I mean, how are you not a traitor like Sasha or a cold jerk like Kris? How did you spend so long in Hell and still try to follow parts of the Code?
His eyes were dancing with amusement as he used one hand to jerk the towel free and expose cut-off blue jeans.
You were being a jerk – as usual.
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.