yerk: Meaning and Definition of

yerk

Pronunciation: (yrk), [key]
? Chiefly Brit. Dial. Chiefly Brit. Dial.
?v.t.
  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.
?v.i.
  1. to kick.
  2. to rise suddenly.
  3. to enter into something eagerly.
?n.
  1. a kick or jerk.
  2. a thud or blow, as from a stick.
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