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2 Translation results for jerk in Spanish

verb | noun

jerk verb

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jerked, has jerked, is jerking, jerks
sacudir; dar sacudidas; darle un tirón a

Example sentences of
jerk verb

  • Captain Rick jerked on the line to see if a fish had taken the bait.

Synonyms of
jerk verb

Detailed synonyms for jerk verb

Jerk, snap, twitch, yank, wrench, snatch, tug significan hacer un movimiento rápido, repentino y forzoso.
  • Jerk recalca lo repentino y abrupto, y suele indicar un movimiento torpe y forzoso <gave the rope a quick jerk>.
  • Snap indica una acción rápida y forzosa que se termina abruptamente, como el morder, agarrar, atrapar o romper súbitamente <the dog snapped at the child's hand>.
  • Twitch se aplica a un movimiento ligero, súbito y a veces espasmódico, que suele combinar tirones y sacudidas <his face often twitched violently>.
  • Yank indica un tirar o jalar forzoso <she yanked the blanket over her head>.
  • Wrench connota torcer y halar con un movimiento súbito y violento <trying to wrench the gun away from him>.
  • Snatch sugiere agarrar algo rápidamente y afanadamente <he snatched the knife from the baby's hand>.
  • Tug recalca el halar fuertemente y a menudo repetidamente <she tugged on the car door>.

jerk noun

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jerks
tirón, jalón; sacudida brusca; estupido, -da; idiota

Example sentences of
jerk noun

  • That jerk can't do anything right.
  • Most of the kids are nice, but some are jerks.
  • The dead branch came loose after a few jerks.
  • He felt the jerk of the line as a fish took the bait.
  • The car started with a jerk.

Synonyms of
jerk noun

Reverse translation for jerk

sacudir  - to shake, to beat, to jerk, to jolt, to dust off, to shake up, to shock 
tirón  - pull, tug, yank 
jalón  - milestone, landmark, pull, tug 
estupido  - idiot, fool 
idiota  - idiot, foolish person 
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