Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of yark.
  • To lash; strike smartly; beat; hence, to rouse; excite.
  • To throw, thrust, or pull sharply or suddenly; jerk; move with a jerk.
  • To bind or tie tightly or with a jerk.
  • To lash out, as a horse; kick.
  • To move with sudden jerks; jerk.
  • noun A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a kick; a smart stroke; a blow. Also yark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.
  • intransitive verb To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.
  • intransitive verb To move a quick, jerking motion.
  • transitive verb To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.
  • transitive verb Obs. or Scot. To strike or lash with a whip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic to stab.
  • noun archaic A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.

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