verb (used with object)
Origin of irk
Words nearby irk
Example sentences from the Web for irks
The president appears to have heard that argument, and it irks him.
One thing that irks Thompson: Gaining access via the password-reset break-in doesn't really even qualify as hacking.
It irks me to confess it, but I have no more than these three florins.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
It irks me to ask my husband, generous though he is, for every cent I use, to have to account to him for my personal expenditures.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
But what most irks me is the absurd dilettanteism and presumption of the man.
They have a faculty of concentration on that which occupies them at the moment, and it irks them if one encroaches on the other.The Moon and Sixpence|W. Somerset Maugham
Always behind the clouds is the shining that never fails; always beyond the labor which irks us is the joy of attainment.The Optimist's Good Morning|Florence Hobart Perin