jerk in a sentence

The train jerked forward.

He’s such a shameless jerk.

The truck came to a stop with a sudden jerk.

I felt a jerk on my fishing line – I had caught a salmon!
Suppose there’s some jerk you just can’t get on with.

The car moved jerkily forward, and then came to a stop.

The policeman indicated a chair to sit in with a jerk of his head.

The plan really jelled once we all had a chance to talk about it.

He jerked his head around when he heard his father angrily shouting at him.

Her boyfriend is a real jerk, he’s always making comments about her weight.

George has many admirable qualities, but he can also be a bit of a jerk sometimes.

The teacher grabbed the young boy by the shirt, and jerked him up out of his chair.

I’m not quite used to the power brakes on our new car, and I keep jerking to a stop.

He is a gutless jerk who would never help anyone else if it put his own job in danger.

If you feel a fish bite the line, give the rod a quick jerk to set the hook in its mouth.

Some jerk at the nightclub kept asking my girlfriend to dance and the guy wouldn’t give up.

He’s completely convinced of his own greatness but to the people around him he’s just a selfish jerk.

My boss is a total jerk, he gets mad for nothing, and always blames everyone else for his own mistakes.

Jean Rhys once said that age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly.

It’s more often a succession of jerks.

Marly dove off the high diving board, and when he hit the water, the force jerked his head back, and injured his neck.

The young boy jerked his fishing pole upwards when he felt something bite, in order to set the hook in the fish’s mouth.


Allen Smith once said, “On Monday mornings, I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.



Kersten once joked that it is best to avoid standing directly between a competitive jerk and his goals.