jerk off (of something)(redirected from jerk them off)
1. verb, vulgar slang To masturbate or bring someone to orgasm, especially a male.
2. verb, rude slang To waste or pass time idly or by doing nothing or engaging in foolish behavior. Would you quit jerkin' off and help me move this sofa out to the truck?
3. noun, rude slang A thoroughly incompetent, foolish, bumbling, or useless person. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated. I can't believe that jerk off got elected to the Senate! Get off the road before you kill someone, jerk-off!
jerk off (of something)
To pull, yank, or lift someone or something off or away from some place or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jerk" and "off." I hastily jerked off the coupon and presented it to the clerk. After searching his pockets for anything dangerous or illegal, the police officers jerked the suspect off the ground and marched him over to the squad car.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
jerk something off (of) someone or somethingand jerk something off
to snatch or quickly pull something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Alice jerked the top off the box and poured out the contents. She jerked off the box top.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, jack off. Masturbate, as in His roommate was always jerking off. [ Vulgar slang; first half of 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
v. Vulgar Slang
To masturbate. Used chiefly of males.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See beat off
in. to masturbate. (see also beat off. Usually objectionable.) That kid spends all his time jerking off.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.