Phrasal Verb: Jerk around

Jerk around

Meaning: Cause someone trouble, treat someone badly

Example: He was JERKING us AROUND and wouldn't give us the facts.


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Jerk around

Meaning: Behave stupidly

Example: They were JERKING AROUND during the lecture.


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