chirk

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chirk

 (chûrk)
tr. & intr.v. chirked, chirk·ing, chirks
To make or become cheerful. Used with up.

[Middle English chirken, to chirp, chirrup, from Old English cearcian, to chatter, alteration of cracian, to resound; see crack.]

chirk

(tʃɜːk)
adj
showing a cheery and sprightly disposition
vb
1. (intr) to squeal or make a shrill noise
2. to (cause to) become happy or cheery

chirk

(tʃɜrk)

v.t., v.i. Chiefly Dial.
to make or become cheerful.
[before 1000; Middle English: to creak, chirrup, Old English circian to roar]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chirk - make a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird
vocalize, voice, vocalise, sound - utter with vibrating vocal chords
References in classic literature ?
When the audience recognized these familiar mementos of Pudd'nhead's old time childish "puttering" and folly, the tense and funereal interest vanished out of their faces, and the house burst into volleys of relieving and refreshing laughter, and Tom chirked up and joined in the fun himself; but Wilson was apparently not disturbed.