In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the train jerked to a stop — el tren se detuvo con una sacudida
- he started to jerk about on the dance floor — empezó a sacudirse en la pista
- she jerked awake — se despertó sobresaltada
- the rope jerked taut — la cuerda se tensó de un tirón
- If you jerk it forward quickly you can throw yourself into a dive - and you're on your own as the G-force kicks in.
- He jerks his chin in the direction of the cabin and beckons.
- I rolled my eyes jerking my chin from Tunes hands.
- Pretty much my only moves involve jerking my arms robotically and twitching my head back and forth.
- A frogfish extends and dangles its illicium just above its mouth, flicking, jerking, and waving the lure.
- He turns me around, jerking my chin up to look into his dead, black eyes.
- Cold leathery fingers suddenly grabbed Niall by the chin and jerked his head forward as the other High Sablebloods moved in for the kill.
- Maggie shook her chin away and jerked her hand from his grasp.
- He merely jerked her forward so that she was much closer to him than she would ever like to be.
- ‘Have a seat,’ he continued, jerking his chin in the direction of a pair of chairs situated nearby.
- He glanced past her, jerking his chin in the direction of the lake.
- Fleur remembered the crease under her chin and unconsciously jerked her neck backwards.
- But I before he could finish I jerked his chin over to my face and made him look at me.
- Paul jerked his chin at me and then disappeared into his office.
- Colonel Weatherly returned his attention to the windows and then jerked his chin toward the carriage parked out in front.
- Nat grinned and jerked his chin toward the door to indicate Dyana follow him.
- I jerked up my chin to see my uncles had already cast down their shovels.
- Pulling her long black hair out of her face, she jerked her chin at the door behind her.
- Andy called out, jerking his chin upward in the direction of the tall, slender, much sought-after brunette.
- It moved sharply, jerking its head and staring down at them with wildfire eyes, its fangs glimmering as it hissed, then disappeared.
1he jerked the purse out of her hand — le quitó el monedero de la mano de un tirón
- the impact jerked him forward — el impacto lo propulsó hacia adelante
- she jerked open the door — abrió la puerta bruscamente
- With a jerk of her thumb she gestured to where boxes upon boxes stood stacked.
- Instead of releasing me, he gave my wrist a jerk, pulling me a step closer.
- I made my first cast and made two short pulls when the fly was taken with a violent jerk.
- As soon as they attacked, he pulled his hands apart with a jerk, breaking the rope.
- The kids felt a sudden sideways jerk as a whining noise began to permeate the room.
- Salazar caught their waiter's eye and called him over with a quick jerk of the head.
- She was about to open her mouth to scream when she felt a sudden jerk.
- With a rough jerk, he pulled down a cylindrical piston ringed with switches and green lights.
- Ryan turns the sink faucet on with a jerk of his wrist, splashing the cold water on his face.
- And when the jerk of the rope pulled him back and tossed him a hundred feet back into the air, a wide grin broke across his face.
- He motioned behind him with a jerk of his thumb.
- Jack roughly broke her grip with a jerk of his wrist.
- Then she felt a swift jerk on her sleeve and she noted Rina pulling desperately.
- With a quick jerk of the head there was a crack.
- With a jerk of the head, the Locum Yellow Rose vomited a scroll of paper onto the carpet.
- With a sudden jerk of his head, the silent constable directed her roughly inside.
- He gave a startled jerk and pulled away, surprising the one who was holding him with how strong he actually was.
- My tolerance for ego-inflated jerks was just about finished up already.
- An unexpected jerk on Sakura's back pulled her to the ground again.
- With a deft jerk of her wrist, she flung the flower out the window as well.
1.2(sudden movement)sacudida feminineshe awoke with a jerk — se despertó sobresaltada
- with a jerk of the head — sacudiendo la cabeza
2informal(contemptible person)estúpido masculineestúpida femininememo masculine informalmema feminine informalpendejo masculine Southern Cone Latin America informalpendeja feminine Southern Cone Latin America informalgilipollas feminine Spain informalhuevón masculine Andes Venezuela informalhuevona feminine Andes Venezuela informal
- He didn't have to tell me not to cry, I had no intention of crying in front of the jerk.
- I nodded my head slowly… suddenly realizing that I was dealing with an arrogant conceited jerk!
- Now she was asking for his permission to date the jerk.
- He's got to be the biggest jerk in the whole world.
- Personally, I thought the guy was a total jerk.
- No longer was he the annoying, immature jerk next door.
- Rett nodded, thinking to himself that that guy was a real jerk.
- I suddenly felt this sick feeling in my gut like I had been the biggest jerk in the world.
- Kenji, being the impatient jerk, quickly pulled the towel out of Unbi's pants.
- This was pretty cool, until I realized that the only reason driving is this easy is that I am one of the jerks still working.
- I'm willing to say that yes, I am a moron, and a jerk, and I will pay all costs for your heel and dress to be cleaned and fixed.
- If Anna wanted to go off and marry some jerk what did it matter to him?
- Although I think it's foolish and her boyfriend is a jerk for suggesting it, I am more concerned about the value and safety of this thing.
- We're all looking like incompetent jerks right now.
- They even manage to love the jerk who does it all to them.
- Until the dog and I were out for a stroll and happened along some jerks throwing rocks in the ocean.
- I know I may sound like a jerk when I insist she isn't pregnant, but she isn't.
- Margot Kidder stars as a jerk of a nurse in charge of an elderly hospital wing.
- He started to step forward, intent on following the jerk, but Kenta was at his side before he could so much as shuffle forward half a step.
- So if he turns out to be a jerk you can just drag me away and I won't have to talk to him again!
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