Definition of 'jerky'
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Use combinations of moves within a song but avoid jerky movements. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's slow and jerky through the gears. The Sun (2012)With jerky, angry movements he wiped his tears away. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)Forced and jerky movements should be avoided, since it is these which cause injury. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)The capital was gripped by the imperial government's jerky moves to a new political and economic liberalism. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)Then your movements become jerky. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Led by the nose I become inquisitive and jerky in movement. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)Her dreamy, cinematic songs were bewitching, her jerky dance moves beguiling. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their movements become jerky, stressed, excited. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Chip can do yoga on request, but his movements are jerky, overlaid with a metallic noise. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The puppets are slightly skew whiff, their movements endearingly jerky, but this only serves to add to the quirky appeal of the film. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A typical epileptic fit A would make you suddenly pass out and suffer jerky movements of your arms and legs. The Sun (2008)
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Used Occasionally. jerky is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'jerky'
British English: jerky ADJECTIVE
Jerky movements are very sudden and quick, and do not flow smoothly.
He made a jerky gesture.
Definition of jerky from the Collins English Dictionary
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