Translation of "jerk" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

jerk

verb [ 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

(使)猝然一动;猛推;急拉
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

(使)突然改变行为
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)

noun [ C ] uk /dʒɜːk/ us /dʒɝːk/
MOVE 移动

a quick sudden movement

猛的一动;急拉;急抽
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。
PERSON

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

(通常指男子)蠢人,头脑简单的人
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)