Meaning of “jerk someone around” in the English Dictionary

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jerk someone around

phrasal verb with jerk us /dʒɜrk/ verb [ always + adv/prep ]

to intentionally cause difficulty for someone:

I don’t think she really likes Colten – she’s just jerking him around.

(Definition of “jerk someone around” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)