Yerk Yerk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Yerked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yerking}.] [See {Yerk}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk. [1913 Webster]

Their wounded steeds . . . Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike or lash with a whip. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Yerk — Yerk, v. i. 1. To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk. [1913 Webster] They flirt, they yerk, they backward . . . fling. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To move a quick, jerking motion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yerk — Yerk, n. A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yerk — verb to stab. I lack iniquity/ Sometimes to do me service: nine or ten times/ I had thought to have yerk’d him here, under the ribs …   Wiktionary

  • yerk — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to bind tightly Date: circa 1520 1. dialect to beat vigorously ; thrash 2. dialect to attack or excite vigorously ; goad II. noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yerk — /yerrk/, 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. 6. to kick. 7. to rise suddenly. 8. to enter into… …   Universalium

  • yerk — yark North Country (Newcastle) Words to wrench or wist forcible; to jerk …   English dialects glossary

  • Yerk — n. Computers) object oriented programming language based on a modified Forth kernel (developed by Kriya Systems) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yerk — v. beat severely, thrash; excite, arouse; move with a quick sudden motion; bind together; kick, strike with the foot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yerk — I. v. a. Jerk, twitch, pull suddenly. II. n. Jerk, twitch …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • yerk — I. ˈyərk verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English yerken transitive verb 1. a. archaic : to pull ( …   Useful english dictionary

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