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 for jerk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jerk \Jerk\ (j[~e]rk), v. t. [Corrupted from Peruv. charqui
     dried beef.]
     To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, to
     jerk beef. See Charqui.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jerk \Jerk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jerked (j[~e]rkt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Jerking.] [Akin to yerk, and perh. also to yard a
     measure.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To beat; to strike. [Obs.] --Florio.
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     2. To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull,
        or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to
        jerk a coat off.
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     3. To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the
        hand; as, to jerk a stone.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jerk \Jerk\, v. i.
     1. To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by
        starts. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To flout with contempt.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jerk \Jerk\, n.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake,
        or similar motion.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              His jade gave him a jerk.             --B. Jonson.
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     2. A sudden start or spring.
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              Lobsters . . . swim backwards by jerks or springs.
                                                    --Grew.
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     3. A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person.
        [Slang]
  
     Syn: jerkoff.
          [PJC]
  
     4. (Sport) The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion,
        from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above
        the head; distinguished from press in that the motion in
        a jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the
        weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean
        and jerk of two hundred pounds.
        [PJC]
  
     2. Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee
        bends; also called physical jerks. [British]
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jerk
      n 1: a dull stupid fatuous person [syn: jerk, dork]
      2: an abrupt spasmodic movement [syn: jerk, jerking, jolt,
         saccade]
      3: (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
      4: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
         [syn: jerky, jerked meat, jerk]
      5: raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by
         straightening the arms
      6: a sudden abrupt pull [syn: tug, jerk]
      v 1: pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle
           and jerked the door open" [syn: yank, jerk]
      2: move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The
         patient's legs were jerkings" [syn: jerk, twitch]
      3: make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is
         twitching" [syn: twitch, jerk]
      4: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung
         filly bucked" [syn: buck, jerk, hitch]
      5: throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper
         across the table"; "jerk his head" [syn: jerk, flick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  213 Moby Thesaurus words for "jerk":
     SOB, anhydrate, ass, asshole, backslide, bastard, blast-freeze,
     bob, bobble, boob, booby, bounce, bowl, brine, bugger, bump, cast,
     catapult, chuck, chump, chunk, cock, corn, creep, cure, dart, dash,
     dehydrate, desiccate, didder, ding-a-ling, dingbat, dingdong,
     dither, dope, drag, dry, dry-cure, dry-salt, embalm, evaporate,
     fall astern, fall behind, falter, fart, fidget, fire, flick, fling,
     flip, flip out, flirt, flounce, flutter, fool, fork, freak out on,
     freeze, freeze-dry, fume, galoot, get behind, get high on, glow,
     go backwards, go behind, go pitapat, goof, grimace,
     have the fidgets, have the shakes, heave, heel, hitch, hood,
     hooligan, hurl, hurtle, idiot, imbecile, irradiate, itch, jackass,
     jar, jerk back, jerk-off, jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle,
     jolt, jostle, jump, kipper, klutz, lance, lapse, launch, let fly,
     lob, lose ground, louse, lug, lurch, marinade, marinate, meanie,
     moron, mother, mummify, mutt, nerd, nincompoop, ninny, nip,
     palpitate, pant, pass, peg, pelt, pickle, pill, pitch, pitchfork,
     pluck, preservatize, prize sap, pull, pull back, put, put the shot,
     quake, quaver, quick-freeze, quiver, rat, recede, recidivate,
     refrigerate, regress, relapse, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde,
     retrogress, return, revert, rictus, salt, sap, saphead, sawney,
     schlemiel, schmuck, season, serve, shake, shit, shithead, shitheel,
     shiver, shock, shudder, shy, sling, slip back, smoke, smoke-cure,
     snake, snap, snatch, squirm, start, stinkard, stinker, stuff,
     sudden pull, swell, swell with emotion, thrill, thrill to, throb,
     throw, tic, tilt, tingle, tingle with excitement, tomfool, toss,
     toss and turn, tremble, tremor, tug, tumble, turd, turn on to,
     tweak, twist, twist and turn, twitch, twitter, vellicate, wiggle,
     wobble, wrench, wrest, wriggle, wring, writhe, yank, yerk
  
  

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