Predicate: jerk

Roleset id: jerk.01 , pull with sudden force, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

jerk.01: JERK-V NOTES: Based on WSJ. Member of VNcls push-12-1. (from jerk.01-v)


jerk (v.)Cause_motion Body_movement


        Arg0-PAG: jerker (vnrole: 12-1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing pulled (on) (vnrole: 12-1-Theme)
        Arg2-DIR: direction

Example: jerk-v: passive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        The main sensation, besides feeling like [a puppet]-1 jerked *trace*-1 with invisible strings, is ``like a rap on the head,'' says Sam Bridgers, a neurologist who has studied the brain stimulators at Yale University.

        Rel: jerked
        Arg1: *trace*-1
        Argm-mnr: with invisible strings

Example: ARG0 and ARG2

        She jerked herself back to the present.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: jerked
        Arg1: herself
        Arg2: back to the present.

Roleset id: jerk.02 , non-phrasal, masturbate, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

jerk.02: JERK-V NOTES: Added by Julia for AMR.


jerk (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: masturbator
        Arg1-PPT: body part affected
        Arg2-GOL: stimulus referenced

Example: jerk-v

        Newt basically jerked over all their faces and the people wanted more of it.

        Arg0: Newt
        Argm-adv: basically
        Rel: jerked
        Argm-gol: all over their faces