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noun

a lift in which the weight is taken with a quick motion from shoulder height to a position above the head with arms fully extended and held there for a brief time.

meat cured by jerking; charqui.

verb

to flout with contempt.

to cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.

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  • maybe you got into an argument with a co-worker, a sales clerk at a store acted like a jerk, or your teen’s rebellious behavior has you on edge. no matter what it is that’s making you tense, stressful events that happen outside the bedroom can kill the mood inside the bedroom. everydayhealth.com

  • emmy and grammy award-winning actor, comedian and playwright known for his broad physical comedy and nice-guy screen appeal. the self-titled “wild and crazy guy's” films include the jerk (1979), roxanne (1987), father of the bride (1992), and bowfinger (1999) with eddie murphy. his plays include picasso at the lapin agile (1993) and he has diversified into hardcover fiction with shopgirl: a novella (2000). factmonster.com

  • dr. warren: i guess i’m questioning the need for readability, if that’s something that we can do as we take a look at comments from today and upgrade the document. i almost had a knee jerk response, simon, when you mentioned well we can make it more readable by making the sentences shorter, and i have a real hard time with people who are going to be building an nhin that can only figure it out with short sentences. hhs.gov

  • emmy and grammy award-winning actor, comedian and playwright known for his broad physical comedy and nice-guy screen appeal. the self-titled “wild and crazy guy's” films include the jerk (1979), roxanne (1987), father of the bride (1992), and bowfinger (1999) with eddie murphy. his plays include picasso at the lapin agile (1993) and he has diversified into hardcover fiction with shopgirl: a novella (2000). infoplease.com

  • knee-jerk: adjective meaning readily predictable to the point of being automatic. knee-jerk often has a negative connotation and conveys the idea of an all-too-hasty, impulsive, irrational response based on a preset idea. for example, a dictator's knee-jerk response to a democratic movement is to suppress it. the term is derived from the reaction which has been so often tested as to become a familiar figure of speech. medicinenet.com

  • problems with breathing and swallowing usually improve in affected children who survive infancy; however, they still have difficulty regulating body temperature. in addition, the leg bowing worsens, and children with stüve-wiedemann syndrome may develop prominent joints, an abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis), and spontaneous bone fractures. some affected individuals have a smooth tongue that lacks the bumps that house taste buds (fungiform papillae). affected children may also lose certain reflexes, particularly the reflex to blink when something touches the eye (corneal reflex) and the knee-jerk reflex (patellar reflex). medlineplus.gov

  • "medicaid probably should be 'less necessary' in the healthcare system than it is today, but the fault doesn't lie within medicaid and that certainly doesn't mean that medicaid is broken and needs knee-jerk fixing." -- matt salo, of the national association of medicaid directors, on the current debate over whether medicaid has grown too big. medpagetoday.com

  • muscles usually begin to jerk involuntarily and quickly (called myoclonus) during the first 6 months after symptoms begin. muscles may tremble, and people may become clumsy and uncoordinated. walking becomes unsteady, resulting in staggering (similar to the walk of a person who is drunk). movements may be slow. impairment of muscle control may result in unusual postures, such as twisting of the trunk or limbs forward and sideways. muscles may jerk when stretched. some people have hallucinations and seizures. merckmanuals.com