yerk


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

yerk

(jɜːk)
vb (tr)
a variant form of yark
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Imagine twenty thousand of them breaking into the midst of an European army, confounding the ranks, overturning the carriages, battering the warriors' faces into mummy by terrible yerks from their hinder hoofs; for they would well deserve the character given to Augustus, RECALCITRAT UNDIQUE TUTUS.
Belvidere -- Smith 7 5-5 24, Yerk 0 0-0 0, Abraham 3 1-2 7, Kitsemae 1 0-0 3.
yerk jerk (verbs) yowl howl Zinger humdinger 5 zip clip nip rip whip zonk conk zoom vroom Rhyme and synonymy are based on at least one if not the majority of these dictionaries: OED ([dagger]), Websters 3rd.
And elsewhere in the play die profession of shoemaking yields a number of metatheatrical puns upon players' violent and sexual deviancies: Eyre instructs the shoemakers to "yerk and seam, yerk and seam" (7.81), carrying doubled meanings of to strike blows or to strike up song, (22) and perform (seem); Firk vows that he "may prick mine awl (23) in the walls and go play" (4.61-62); and Ralph follows his admission that he is "heavy at parting" by instructing his comrades to "cram thy slops with French crowns and thy enemies' bellies with bullets" (1.220,222) in a remarkable allusion to the Admiral's Men's notorious Tamburlaine the Great, Tart Two rehearsal disaster in which a pregnant woman and a child were killed by a misfiring firearm.
Hermundstad & Peloquin, 1986; Yerk & Peloquin, 1989, 1990;
Yerk (1520) takes the versatility prize: 'to draw stitches tight'; 'to crack a whip', 'to fling heels', 'to carp at.' Johnson adds 'to throw out, or moves with a spring.' His Ys embrace yellowboy 'a gold coin,' dubbing it "a very low word" (it conies from john Wilson's 1662 play The Cheats), also youthy 'young, youthful.
So do our vulgar drench their peasant limbs In blood of princes; and their wounded steeds Fret fetlock-deep in gore and with wild rage Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters, Killing them twice.
All we got was No from three fat-necked bureaucrats and yerk I couldn't bring myself to sleep with even one of them.
In diploid cultivated x wild species hybrids, tuber production under a 14-h photoperiod appears to be dominant over that for the inability to tuberize (Hermundstad & Peloquin, 1985; Jacobsen & Jansky, 1989; Yerk, 1989; Jansky et al., 2004; Kittipadakul et al., 2012).
Offset 24: cola enow haet lout spam temp yerk yins clour tempus yerked
(NASDAQ: NCIT) reported it has appointed Austin Yerks to its board of directors.