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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjerkyjerk‧y1 /ˈdʒɜːki $ -ɜːr-/ adjective  SUDDENLYjerky movements are rough, with many starts and stops opp smooth His skin was dry and hot, his breathing rapid and jerky. The bus came to a jerky halt.jerkily adverbjerkiness noun [uncountable]
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jerkyTo compensate for this, they move their heads in a jerky fashion.Habitually swims, with jerky forward movement; sometimes dives.jerky guysthe jerky motion of old moviesOn no account should they be pushed straight up or in a jerky movement.A firm, steady pressure should be applied - avoid jerky movements.Make irregular pulls, and the kite will respond with similar jerky movements.Sea water leaked from his mouth, his breath gasped in jerky spasms.
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jerkyjerky2 noun [uncountable]  American EnglishDFF meat that has been cut into thin pieces and dried in the sun or with smoke
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