transitive verb

dialectal, chiefly England
: to cause to gasp : choke

Word History


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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“Querken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/querken. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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