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Spanish translation of “jerk”


noun /dʒəːk/
a short , sudden movement
We felt a jerk as the train started .
jerky adjective (comparative jerkier, superlative jerkiest) jerking ; full of jerks
a jerky movement a jerky way of speaking .
jerkily adverb
The train moved jerkily along the track .
jerkiness noun
brusquedad , movimiento espasmódico
(Definition of jerk from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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