jerk-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: (cause to) move abruptly; toss or flick

Commentary: NP1[agent] JERK NP2[patient]

Abruptly, he jerked up his right fist and felt it drive into Cort.
He jerked the door open.
Her eye jerked and she snapped it shut.
The machine's powerful magnetic field jerked a metal oxygen tank
across the room.

VerbNet: push-12-1
FrameNet: Body_movement
PropBank: jerk.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5

Sense Number 2: jump, buck

Commentary: NP1[agent] JERK

A small black animal jerked sporadically against a net.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Body_movement
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4