Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of irk.

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Examples

  • I wrote that I gave W 25 bucks in 04, because it was easy, and I liked the idea of irking my silly liberal friends, and because I thought America (of the KKK of A!) desserved four more years of the moron.

    Rasmussen: McCain Edging Both Dems In New Jersey

  • I apologize if that was condescending, but it was kind of irking me that no one really understood what it meant to “set P = MC”.

    Matthew Yglesias » Marginal Costs and Average Costs

  • I believe that the risk of "irking" Elvis to save a buck would actually remain in his head years down the road, thus potentially making him want to get a little payback years down the road.

    Lone Star Ball

  • I believe that the risk of "irking" Elvis to save a buck would actually remain in his head years down the road, thus potentially making him want to get a little payback years down the road

    Lone Star Ball

  • But most economists say annual inflation is closer to 25%, irking government officials who deny inflation is a problem.

    Argentina Fines More Economists Over Inflation Estimates

  • Another potential hurdle: Big investment banks are often reluctant to work with activist-investor clients, for fear of irking corporate clients, which can be the target of such investors, industry observers say.

    Icahn Raises His Bid for Clorox to $80 a Share

  • A Supreme Court ruling this past week upholding an Arizona state law that cracks down on employers of illegal immigrants is irking some businesspeople who expect similar measures to spread to other states and threaten economic recovery in sectors that rely on unskilled workers.

    Immigrant-Law Ruling Irks Some Businesses

  • But as many German transit agencies explore mobile ticketing, the effort is irking some officials who hope the smartphone revolution will encourage more people to buy tickets.

    Fare Dodgers Take to Mobile

  • Make a point of identifying what's been irking your colleagues for a long time and then fixing it.

    How Do You Put Your Best Foot Forward At A New Job? | Lifehacker Australia

  • Having antagonized AAR, he risks seriously irking the Kremlin, too.

    BP's Big Freeze in Russia

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