jerk out of
jerk (someone or something) out of (something or some place)
1. To pull, yank, or wrench someone or something out of something or some place. The teacher jerked the student out of her hiding place and brought her back to the classroom. Don't just jerk the cable out of the TV like that—you'll end up breaking something!
2. To cause someone or something to be taken abruptly or forcefully out of some condition, status, or situation. The sound of the alarm jerked me out of my daydream. The stimulus package is meant to jerk the country out of the economic depression.
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.
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jerk someone or something out of somethingand 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.
jerk something out of someone or somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.