jerk (someone or something) out of (something)

jerk (someone or something) out of (something)

To pull, yank, or lift someone or something out of some place or thing. Please tell me you didn't jerk that loose tooth out of your little brother's mouth. When I heard the fire alarm, I jerked the baby out of her crib and ran outside.
See also: jerk, of, out
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jerk someone or something out of something

 and jerk someone or something out
to pull someone or something out of something sharply and quickly. She jerked the baby out of the crib and ran from the burning room. I jerked the puppy out of the mud. She jerked out the puppy before it got soaked.
See also: jerk, of, out

jerk something out of someone or something

 and jerk something out
to pull something out of someone or something quickly. The doctor jerked the arrow out of Bill's leg. He jerked out the arrow.
See also: jerk, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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