yerk


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verb \ˈyərk\

Definition of YERK

transitive verb
1
dial :  to beat vigorously :  thrash
2
dial :  to attack or excite vigorously :  goad

Origin of YERK

Middle English, to bind tightly
First Known Use: circa 1520

2yerk

noun

Definition of YERK

1
Scottish :  a lashing out :  kick
2
dial :  jerk 1

First Known Use of YERK

1581

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