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gurk Line breaks: gurk
Pronunciation: /ɡəːk/

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Definition of gurk in English:


[no object]
Emit a belch: they grunted and gurked with an unconcern that amazed me
More example sentences
  • We trooped back to the stable, where Brinny was still gurking fiercely.
  • the Instructress fell back in disorder when I came bellying up to her, whining and waving my hands and gurking out great poisonous gusts of garlic.
  • He ate for an hour without stopping, then finally gurked several times from the very bottom of his satisfied stomach.


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A belch: the silence was broken by a shattering gurk from Elspeth Paula
More example sentences
  • The surging turned out to be a huge gurk.
  • He began to say grace with a gurk, and his guts grumbled.
  • A sea lion let out a loud 'gurk' as it gulped down its dinner.


Early 20th century: imitative.

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