- n. 肌肉抽搐；性情古怪的人；蠢人；急拉
- vi. 痉挛；急拉；颠簸地行进
- vt. 猛拉
- n. (Jerk)人名；(俄)埃尔克；(匈)耶尔克
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE
- jerk (v.1)
- "to pull," 1540s, "to lash, strike as with a whip," of uncertain origin, perhaps echoic. Related: Jerked; jerking.
- jerk (v.2)
- as a method of preserving meat, 1707, American English, from American Spanish carquear, from charqui (see jerky). Related: Jerked.
- jerk (n.2)
- "tedious and ineffectual person," 1935 (the lyric in "Big Rock Candy Mountain" apparently is "Where they hung the Turk [not jerk] that invented work"), American English carnival slang, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from jerkwater town (1878), where a steam locomotive crew had to take on boiler water from a trough or a creek because there was no water tank [Barnhart, OED]. This led 1890s to an adjectival use of jerk as "inferior, insignificant." Alternatively, or influenced by, verbal phrase jerk off "masturbate" [Rawson].
- jerk (n.1)
- 1550s, "stroke of a whip," from jerk (v.1). Sense of "sudden sharp pull or twist" first recorded 1570s. Meaning "involuntary spasmodic movement of limbs or features" first recorded 1805. As the name of a popular dance, it is attested from 1966. Sense in soda jerk attested from 1883, from the pulling motion required to work the taps.
- 1. He indicated the bedroom with a jerk of his head.
- 2. He felt his head jerk reflexively.
- 3. Don't jerk me around, Mr Crook.
- 4. It was a knee-jerk reaction on her part.
- 5. The knife was stuck but she pulled it out with a jerk.
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