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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jerking mean? 

JERKING (noun)
  The noun JERKING has 1 sense:

1. an abrupt spasmodic movement

  Familiarity information: JERKING used as a noun is very rare.

JERKING (adjective)
  The adjective JERKING has 1 sense:

1. not having a steady rhythm

  Familiarity information: JERKING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

JERKING (noun)

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An abrupt spasmodic movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


jerking; jerk; jolt; saccade

Hypernyms ("jerking" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)

JERKING (adjective)

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Not having a steady rhythm


arrhythmic; jerking; jerky

Context example:

an arrhythmic heartbeat


unsteady (subject to change or variation)

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