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irk

 (ûrk)
tr.v. irked, irk·ing, irks
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to. See Synonyms at annoy.

[Middle English irken, to weary, possibly from Old Norse yrkja, to work, make verses, harangue; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

irk

(ɜːk)
vb
(tr) to irritate, vex, or annoy
[C13 irken to grow weary; probably related to Old Norse yrkja to work]

irk

(ɜrk)

v.t.
to irritate, annoy, or exasperate.
[1300–50; Middle English: to grow tired, tire < Old Norse yrkja to work, c. Old English wyrcan]

irk

- Originally meant "grow tired"; a possible source is Old Norse yrkja, "work."
See also related terms for tired.

irk


Past participle: irked
Gerund: irking

Imperative
irk
irk
Present
I irk
you irk
he/she/it irks
we irk
you irk
they irk
Preterite
I irked
you irked
he/she/it irked
we irked
you irked
they irked
Present Continuous
I am irking
you are irking
he/she/it is irking
we are irking
you are irking
they are irking
Present Perfect
I have irked
you have irked
he/she/it has irked
we have irked
you have irked
they have irked
Past Continuous
I was irking
you were irking
he/she/it was irking
we were irking
you were irking
they were irking
Past Perfect
I had irked
you had irked
he/she/it had irked
we had irked
you had irked
they had irked
Future
I will irk
you will irk
he/she/it will irk
we will irk
you will irk
they will irk
Future Perfect
I will have irked
you will have irked
he/she/it will have irked
we will have irked
you will have irked
they will have irked
Future Continuous
I will be irking
you will be irking
he/she/it will be irking
we will be irking
you will be irking
they will be irking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been irking
you have been irking
he/she/it has been irking
we have been irking
you have been irking
they have been irking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been irking
you will have been irking
he/she/it will have been irking
we will have been irking
you will have been irking
they will have been irking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been irking
you had been irking
he/she/it had been irking
we had been irking
you had been irking
they had been irking
Conditional
I would irk
you would irk
he/she/it would irk
we would irk
you would irk
they would irk
Past Conditional
I would have irked
you would have irked
he/she/it would have irked
we would have irked
you would have irked
they would have irked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.irk - irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit"
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"

irk

verb irritate, annoy, aggravate (informal), provoke, bug (informal), put out (informal), gall, ruffle, nettle, vex, rile, peeve (informal), get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), miff (informal), be on your back (slang), piss you off (taboo slang), get in your hair (informal), rub you up the wrong way (informal), put your nose out of joint (informal), get your back up, put your back up The rehearsal process irked him increasingly.

irk

verb
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
Translations

irk

[ɜːk] VTfastidiar, molestar

irk

[ˈɜːrk] vtagacer

irk

vtverdrießen (geh), → ärgern

irk

[ɜːk] vtseccare
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