Yark Definition

verb

(UK dialectal) To make ready; prepare.

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To draw (stitches etc.) tight.
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To hit, strike, especially with a cane or whip.

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To crack (a whip).

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Origin of Yark

  • From Middle English ȝarken, ȝerken, from Old English ġearcian (“to prepare, make ready, procure, furnish, supply”), from Proto-Germanic *garwakōną (“to prepare”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrebʰ-, *gʰerbʰ- (“to grab, take, rake”), equivalent to yare +‎ -k. Related to Old English ġearc (“ready, active, quick”), Old English ġearu (“prepared, ready, equipped, complete, finished, yare”). More at yare.

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  • Origin uncertain, probably originally imitative; compare jerk etc.

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