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- (archaic) to stab.
- To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.
- They flirt, they yerk, they backward […] fling.
- Their wounded steeds […] / Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters.
- (obsolete, Scotland) To strike or lash with a whip.
yerk (plural yerks)
- (archaic) A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.