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jerk / sacudida
 
jerk   [dȝɜ:k]
A. -noun
1. (=shake)   sacudida (f)
(=pull)   tirónoun (m),   jalónoun (m) Latin America   (medicine)   espasmo (m) muscular
·physical jerks
(British, Great Britain)   *   gimnasia (f),   ejercicios masculine plural (feminineísicos)
·by jerks
·a sacudidas
·he sat up with a jerk
·se incorporó de golpe
·to put a jerk in it
*   menearse
2. (United States)   *   imbécil masculine and feminine,   gilipollas *** masculine and feminine invariable,   pendejo (m) Latin America Latin America,   huevónoun (m) / huevónounona (f)
·what a jerk!
·¡menudo imbécil!
B. -transitive verb
1. (=pull)   dar un tirónoun a,   tirar bruscamente de,   jalar bruscamente de Latin America
(=shake)   sacudir,   dar una sacudida a
(=throw)   arrojar con un movimiento rápido
·to jerk something along
·arrastrar algo a tirones
·to jerk o.noun. along
·moverse a sacudidas,   avanzar a tirones
·he jerked it away from me
me lo quitó de un tirónoun or Latin America jalónoun
·to jerk o.noun. free
soltarse de un tirónoun or Latin America jalónoun
2. (United States)
[+meat]   atasajar
C. -intransitive verb   dar una sacudida
·to jerk along
·moverse a sacudidas
·the bus jerked to a halt
·el autobúnoun dio unas sacudidas y se paró
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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