verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for irk
Elrich irked smart-growth advocates in 2019 for questioning housing targets set by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.After setting ambitious climate goals, a liberal Md. suburb struggles to take action|Rebecca Tan|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
This is done without the consent of game makers, and occasionally, some are irked that their content is distributed without permission, but Latimore says most developers are happy the project exists at all.Flash is dead. These games from the early 2000s hope to live on.|Elise Favis, Shannon Liao|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
But sometimes he veers into territory that could irk staunch patriots.
He was like a fly condemned to spend his life in the irk-some society of the spider.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
The restrictions of the house began to irk her, and she was afraid of the garden.Poppy|Cynthia Stockley
The school drew revenues from the mills on the Irk in the days when that stream ran in limpid purity into the Irwell.
But even an influence as kindly as this gentle, indulgent old man's may irk.The Transgression of Andrew Vane|Guy Wetmore Carryl
When he had apparently made all ready, he stooped down again and smoothed out a ruck, lest its discomfort should irk the dead.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson