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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irk  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irk 
  v  :  irritate  or  vex;  "It  galls  me  that  we  lost  the  suit"  [syn:  {gall}] 




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