verb (used with object)
- to strike or whip.
- to stir up; arouse; excite.
- to jerk.
- to move (a part of one’s body) with a jerk.
- to pull (stitches) tight or bind tightly.
verb (used without object)
- to kick.
- to rise suddenly.
- to enter into something eagerly.
- a kick or jerk.
- a thud or blow, as from a stick.