Definition of yerk in English:

yerk

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(also yark /jɑːk/)

verb

[with object] Scottish & Northern English
  • 1Strike sharply, especially with a stick or whip; thrash or flog.
  • 2Pull or push with a sudden movement.

Origin

late Middle English: imitative of a sudden movement.

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