Translation of jerk in Spanish:


Pronunciation /dʒərk//dʒəːk/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    the 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
    • Pulling her long black hair out of her face, she jerked her chin at the door behind her.
    • I rolled my eyes jerking my chin from Tunes hands.
    • Fleur remembered the crease under her chin and unconsciously jerked her neck backwards.
    • I jerked up my chin to see my uncles had already cast down their shovels.
    • He turns me around, jerking my chin up to look into his dead, black eyes.
    • Paul jerked his chin at me and then disappeared into his office.
    • He glanced past her, jerking his chin in the direction of the lake.
    • But I before he could finish I jerked his chin over to my face and made him look at me.
    • Cold leathery fingers suddenly grabbed Niall by the chin and jerked his head forward as the other High Sablebloods moved in for the kill.
    • ‘Have a seat,’ he continued, jerking his chin in the direction of a pair of chairs situated nearby.
    • 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.
    • Nat grinned and jerked his chin toward the door to indicate Dyana follow him.
    • 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 merely jerked her forward so that she was much closer to him than she would ever like to be.
    • 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.
    • Maggie shook her chin away and jerked her hand from his grasp.
    • Colonel Weatherly returned his attention to the windows and then jerked his chin toward the carriage parked out in front.
    • He jerks his chin in the direction of the cabin and beckons.

transitive verb

  • 1

    he jerked the purse out of her hand le arrebató el monedero de la mano
    • the impact jerked him forward el impacto lo propulsó hacia adelante
    • she jerked open the door abrió la puerta bruscamente


  • 1

    tirón masculine
  • 2

    (sudden movement)
    sacudida feminine
    she awoke with a jerk se despertó sobresaltada
    • with a jerk of the head sacudiendo la cabeza
  • 3informal

    (contemptible person)
    estúpido masculine
    estúpida feminine
    memo masculine informal
    mema feminine informal
    pendejo masculine Latin America Southern Cone informal
    pendeja feminine Latin America Southern Cone informal
    (masculine and feminine) gilipollas Spain informal
    huevón masculine Andes Venezuela informal
    huevona feminine Andes Venezuela informal