- to make a shrill, chirping noise.
- Informal. to cheer (usually followed by up).
Origin of chirk
before 1000; Middle English chirken to creak, chirrup, Old English circian to roar
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Examples from the Web for chirk
She makes her laugh,' I says, 'an' she seems to chirk her right up.'The Little Grey House
Marion Ames Taggart
And since his mother died this poor chap has had nobody to chirk him up.Stories That End Well
She's a regular little witch, Sally is, but she'll chirk her up.The Pearl of Orr's Island
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mrs. Chirk was to return in the evening, so she felt no further anxiety about them.Queen Hildegarde
Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
I was settin' with her, an' I said to her how much better she seemed to be, tryin' to chirk her up.David Harum
Edward Noyes Westcott