v. t. & i. - To make, or to become, gelatinous; to jelly.
n. - Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa.
n. - A small Spanish horse; a genet.
n. - A familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane.
n. - A familiar name of the European wren.
n. - A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories.
v. t. - To put in jeopardy; to expose to loss or injury; to imperil; to hazard.
v. t. - To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.
n. - Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.
v. t. - To jeopardize.
n. - Any small jumping rodent of the genus Dipus, esp. D. Aegyptius, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail.
n. - Alt. of Jeremiade
v. t. - To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, jerk beef. See Charqui.
v. t. - To beat; to strike.
v. t. - To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.
v. t. - To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.
v. i. - To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.
v. i. - To flout with contempt.
n. - A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
n. - A sudden start or spring.