Translation of "jerk" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb /dʒɜːk/ us /dʒɜrk/

to move very quickly and suddenly, or to make something move like this

sacudir, fazer um movimento brusco
The truck jerked forward.
noun uk /dʒɜːk/ us /dʒɜrk/

a quick, sudden movement

movimento repentino, solavanco
a sudden jerk of the head

US informal an unpleasant or annoying person

idiota, babaca
That guy is a real jerk.

(Translation of “jerk” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)