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yerk Line breaks: yerk

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(also yarkjɑːk)

Definition of yerk in English:

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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