yerk


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yerk \Yerk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yerked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Yerking.] [See Yerk.]
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   1. To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick
      or strike suddenly; to jerk.
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            Their wounded steeds . . .
            Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To strike or lash with a whip. [Obs. or Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yerk \Yerk\, v. i.
   1. To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.
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            They flirt, they yerk, they backward . . . fling.
                                                  --Drayton.
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   2. To move a quick, jerking motion.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yerk \Yerk\, n.
   A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.
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