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: to move quickly : hasten
: to be lively or frisky
: jerk, twitch
: fidget, fuss
: beat, strike, chastise, conquer
I'll firk you, I'll rattle you— Thomas Gray
: to get dishonestly : contrive, cheat
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Middle English ferken, from Old English fercian to convey, bring, proceed; akin to Old English faran to go, travel
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