jerk


jerk
01. The truck came to a stop with a sudden [jerk].
02. The teacher grabbed the young boy by the shirt, and [jerked] him up out of his chair.
03. The policeman indicated a chair to sit in with a [jerk] of his head.
04. The car moved [jerkily] forward, and then came to a stop.
05. My boss is a total [jerk]; he gets mad for nothing, and always blames everyone else for his own mistakes.
06. If you feel a fish bite the line, give the rod a quick [jerk] to set the hook in its mouth.
07. Some [jerk] at the nightclub kept asking my girlfriend to dance and the guy wouldn't give up.
08. He [jerked] his head around when he heard his father angrily shouting at him.
09. The young boy [jerked] his fishing pole upwards when he felt something bite, in order to set the hook in the fish's mouth.
10. Her boyfriend is a real [jerk]; he's always making comments about her weight.
11. H. Allen Smith once said, "On Monday mornings, I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created [jerks]."
12. Jean Rhys once said that age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of [jerks].
13. Marly dove off the high diving board, and when he hit the water, the force [jerked] his head back, and injured his neck.
14. I felt a [jerk] on my fishing line - I had caught a salmon!
15. E. L. Kersten once joked that it is best to avoid standing directly between a competitive [jerk] and his goals.

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