Jerk·ing n. The act of pulling, pushing, or throwing, with a jerk. -- Jerk*ing*ly, adv.
Jerk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jerked p. pr. & vb. n. Jerking.]
1. To beat; to strike. [Obs.]
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.
3. To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
adj : not having a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat" [syn:
arrhythmic, jerky, unsteady]
n : an abrupt spasmodic movement [syn: jerk, jolt]