Translation of "jerk" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations

jerkverb [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ]

uk /dʒɜːk/ us /dʒɝːk/

to make a short sudden movement, or to cause someone or something to do this

The car made a strange noise and then jerked to a halt. 汽车发出一声怪响,接着猛然停住了。
"What's wrong?" she asked, jerking her head up. “怎么了?”她猛地扬起头问道。

to (force or cause someone or something to) suddenly behave differently, usually by understanding something or becoming active again

The shock of losing his job jerked him out of his settled lifestyle. 失业的打击一下子改变了他安定的生活方式。

Phrasal verb(s)


uk /dʒɜːk/ us /dʒɝːk/

jerk noun (MOVE)

[ C ] a quick sudden movement

She pulled the bush out of the ground with a sharp jerk. 她猛一使劲把灌木从地里拔了出来。
The alarm went off and he woke up with a jerk. 闹钟响后他猛然惊醒。

jerk noun (PERSON)

[ C ] US also jerk-off slang a stupid person, usually a man

You stupid jerk! You've just spilled beer all down my new shirt! 你这个笨蛋!你把啤酒全洒在我的新衬衫上了!

(Translation of “jerk” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)