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chirk

[ churk ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to make a shrill, chirping noise.


verb (used with object)

  1. Informal. to cheer (usually followed by up ).

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chirk1

before 1000; Middle English chirken to creak, chirrup, Old English circian to roar

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Example Sentences

She makes her laugh,' I says, 'an' she seems to chirk her right up.'

There warn't no better hayin' hand in the county than Loammi Chirk.

The hull of it's Zerubbabel Chirk; but most folks ain't got time to say all that.

Mrs. Chirk was to return in the evening, so she felt no further anxiety about them.

I was settin' with her, an' I said to her how much better she seemed to be, tryin' to chirk her up.

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