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.


© Webster 1913.

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