transitive verb
querk·​en | \ -kən\

Definition of querken

dialectal, chiefly England
: to cause to gasp : choke

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History and Etymology for querken

Middle English querkenen; akin to Old Frisian querka, quertza to choke, Middle Low German querken, Old Norse kyrkja, kvirkja; denominatives from the root of Old Norse kverk throat

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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