Translation of "jerk" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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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. 汽車發出一聲怪響,接著就猛然停住了。
"What's wrong?" she asked, jerking her head up. 「怎麼了?」她猛地抬頭問道。

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. 失業的打擊一下子改變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. 她猛一使勁把灌木從地裡拔了出來。
The alarm went off and he woke up with a jerk. 鬧鐘響後他猛然驚醒。

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! 你這個笨蛋!你把啤酒全灑在我的新襯衫上了!

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