Yerk v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yerked p. pr. & vb. n. Yerking.]
1. To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.
Their wounded steeds . . .
Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters. --Shak.
2. To strike or lash with a whip. [Obs. or Scot.]
Yerk, v. i.
1. To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.
They flirt, they yerk, they backward . . . fling. --Drayton.
2. To move a quick, jerking motion.
Yerk, n. A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.