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jerk

verb [always + adv/prep]  us   /dʒɜrk/

jerk verb [always + adv/prep] (MOVE)

to make a short, sudden movement, or to cause someone or something to move in this way: [T] She jerked the phone out of his hands. [I] The bus jerked to a halt.
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jerk

noun [C]  us   /dʒɜrk/

jerk noun [C] (PERSON)

slang a foolish, annoying person: What a jerk – he parked in my spot!
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