yerkPronunciation: (yûrk), [key] Chiefly Brit. Dial.
to strike or whip.
to stir up; arouse; excite.
to move (a part of one's body) with a jerk.
to pull (stitches) tight or bind tightly.
to rise suddenly.
to enter into something eagerly.
a kick or jerk.
a thud or blow, as from a stick.
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