[yurk]Chiefly British Dialect
verb (used with object)
  1. to strike or whip.
  2. to stir up; arouse; excite.
  3. to jerk.
  4. to move (a part of one's body) with a jerk.
  5. to pull (stitches) tight or bind tightly.
verb (used without object)
  1. to kick.
  2. to rise suddenly.
  3. to enter into something eagerly.
  1. a kick or jerk.
  2. a thud or blow, as from a stick.

Origin of yerk

1400–50; late Middle English < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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