verb (used with object)
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Origin of irk
Example sentences from the Web for irk
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