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jerk

 [jerk]
a sudden reflex or involuntary movement.
Achilles jerk (ankle jerk) plantar extension of the foot elicited by a tap on the achilles tendon, while the patient is seated on a bed or chair, with feet hanging freely; called also Achilles reflex and triceps surae jerk or reflex.
biceps jerk biceps reflex.
elbow jerk involuntary flexion of the elbow on striking the tendon of the biceps or triceps muscle.
jaw jerk jaw-jerk reflex.
knee jerk see knee jerk.
tendon jerk tendon reflex.
triceps surae jerk ankle jerk.

jerk

(jerk),
1. A sudden pull.
2. Synonym(s): deep reflex

jerk

(jĕrk)
1. A sudden pull.
2. Synonym(s): deep reflex.

jerk

1. A sudden involuntary movement, usually of the head or a limb.
2. A reflex muscle or muscle group contraction in response to a sudden stretching by briskly tapping the tendon. A tendon reflex.

jerk

(jĕrk)
A sudden pull.
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We both would come back again and next time I may be persuaded to up my spice game and go for BBQ jerk! I know how to live.
Sgt Dan Turnbull said: "You may or may not be aware that there was an outdoor event that occurred on the evening of Saturday 29 June at the Jerk & Grill on Erdington High Street.
That's while, in the men's 81kg category, Hossein Soltani, won 3 bronze medals by hoisting 154kg in the snatch, 191kg in clean and jerk, and a total of 354 kilograms.
In the late 1970s, it was found that the Earth's magnetic field experiences unpredictable, rapid and intense anomalies called geomagnetic jerks. But it has been a mystery among scientists how this phenomenon works 6 until today.
There are also wraps and toasties on the menu - a West Indian wrap, a Kingston toastie and a jerk chicken flatbread.
And there's a sharing menu with sweetcorn fritters, jerk pit wings and salads you can customise with jerk chicken, halloumi, chilli squid and more.
The jerk part of it is barbecue and you can't barbecue rice.
She wrote onTwitterthat the celeb's jerk rice is "not OK" and that his "appropriation from Jamaica needs to stop", adding that jerk "is not just a word you put before stuff to sell products".
Serve the jerk chicken with mango salsa and coconut rice.
Also chipping in were Jane Linete Hipolito, 17, in the 58 kg category, who bagged three silvers after a 71 kg in the snatch, 85 kg in the clean and jerk and 156 kg in the total lift.
creamy jerk mushrooms INGREDIENTS (serves 4) 20ml rapeseed oil; 125g onion; 1kg button mushrooms; 60ml Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Jerk Sauce; 1 vegetable stock cube; 350ml whipping cream; 350ml whole milk; salt to taste; 30g plain flour; roti bread; parsley to garnish.
Cost: Jerk n' Stripes: Dh99 for a quarter Jerk Chicken and Hops, Jerk n' Stripes XL: Dh139 for a half chicken and a hops.