[yurk]Chiefly British Dialect
- 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.
- to kick.
- to rise suddenly.
- to enter into something eagerly.
- a kick or jerk.
- a thud or blow, as from a stick.
Origin of yerk
1400–50; late Middle English < ?
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Examples from the Web for yerked
The little vessel was thus kicked here and yerked there, as if it had been a cork in the midst of the bubbling of a boiling pot.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)