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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of yerk.

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Examples

  • He stammered, he tried to laugh, he put his hand on Margaret's head, he yerked up his trousers, he looked into his basket.

    Margaret

  • With a wild yelling neigh, the tortured brute yerked out his heels viciously; and, as ill luck would have it, both took effect on the person of his fallen master, one striking him a terrible blow on the chest, the other shattering his collar bone and shoulder.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Indeed, a condemned thief with the rope about his neck, and the white cowl tied over his eyes, to say nothing of his hands yerked together behind his back, and on the nick of being thrown over, could not have been more thankful for a reprieve than I was, at the same blessed moment.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • Indeed, a condemned thief with the rope about his neck, and the white cowl tied over his eyes, to say nothing of his hands yerked together behind his back, and on the nick of being thrown over, could not have been more thankful for a reprieve than I was, at the same blessed moment.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • So up he rose, with a loud pech; and while the old woman keelhauled me with a poker on one side, he yerked at me on the other, until at length he gave me a regular cross buttock, and then between them they diddled me outright.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • But he is my sister's son -- my own nephew -- our flesh and blood -- and his hands and feet are yerked as tight as cords can be drawn.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • But he is my sister’s son — my own nephew — our flesh and blood — and his hands and feet are yerked as tight as cords can be drawn. —

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "for I have given thee the Manor of Dallington up the hill this half-hour since," and he yerked at Hugh with his scabbard across the straw.

    Puck of Pook's Hill

  • I have given thee the Manor of Dallington up the hill this half-hour since,” and he yerked at Hugh with his scabbard across the straw.

    Puck of Pook’s Hill

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