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
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