English version

jerk somebody around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjerk somebody around phrasal verb American English informalSPEND TIMEto waste someone’s time or deliberately make things difficult for them jerk→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
jerk aroundThey begin to go through motions of dancing, holding on to the steel poles that support the ceiling, jerking mechanically.It was in her hand when the soldier jerked her roughly around and pulled her against him.Suddenly remembering the night, she jerked her head around and saw his winged black eyebrows.Gao Yang jerked his head around, as his stomach lurched and a pocket of air rushed noisily to his throat.But then she jerked her horse around savagely, and wheeled off with her escort in pursuit.He was only sorry that the. 38 had jerked his hand around so.Less than a second later he was jerked up and around to meet a devastating punch straight to the jaw.
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Verb table
jerk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjerk
he, she, itjerks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjerked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jerked
he, she, ithas jerked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jerked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jerk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jerked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jerking
he, she, itis jerking
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you, we, theyare jerking
Past
I, he, she, itwas jerking
you, we, theywere jerking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jerking
he, she, ithas been jerking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jerking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jerking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jerking
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