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Meaning of IRK

Pronunciation:  urk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit"
 

IRK is a 3 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: gall
 
 See Also: anger

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Irk\, v. t. [OE. irken to tire, become tired; cf. Sw. yrka
to urge, enforce, press, or G. ekel disgust, MHG. erklich
disgusting; perh. akin to L. urgere to urge, E. urge.]
To weary; to give pain; to annoy; -- used only impersonally
at present.

      To see this sight, it irks my very soul. --Shak.

      It irketh him to be here.                --M. Arnold.

 
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