Translation of "jerk" - English-Spanish dictionary

jerk

verb /dʒɜːk/ us /dʒɜrk/

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

dar una sacudida (a)
The truck jerked forward.
noun uk /dʒɜːk/ us /dʒɜrk/

a quick, sudden movement

sacudida, tirón
a sudden jerk of the head

US informal an unpleasant or annoying person

imbécil, gilipollas
That guy is a real jerk.

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

jerk

noun /dʒəːk/

a short, sudden movement

sacudida
We felt a jerk as the train started.
jerky adjective (comparative jerkier, superlative jerkiest)

jerking; full of jerks

espasmódico
a jerky movement
a jerky way of speaking.
jerkily adverb

bruscamente
The train moved jerkily along the track.
jerkiness noun

brusquedad, movimiento espasmódico

(Translation of “jerk” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)