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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of chirk.


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  • Now, I'm not saying the groundhog or perhaps we should call him or her the 'eastern Metropolitan marmot'was a Democrat, but I'm sure there are plenty of City employees who felt fairly chirked up by hearing that the pudgy little guy drew blood.

    Spring spring spring spring spring spring spring - A Dress A Day 2009

  • More of them chirked sporadically, bringing to mind the swarming locusts.

    The Plains of Passage Auel, Jean M. 1990

  • When the audience recognized these familiar mementos of Pudd'nhead's old time childish "puttering" and folly, the tense and funereal interest vanished out of their faces, and the house burst into volleys of relieving and refreshing laughter, and Tom chirked up and joined in the fun himself; but Wilson was apparently not disturbed.

    Pudd'nhead Wilson 1955

  • He chirked up when Clytie praised the new dishes, and Enoch started carrying on about the wonders of the radio, and Cassie admired his new work clothing.

    The Dollmaker Harriette Arnow 1954

  • The change chirked us up, and we ended the year in good spirits.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm John Williams Streeter

  • She really chirked up wonderfully, and tried to hide her smiles behind that ridiculous veil.

    Joyce's Investments A Story for Girls Fannie E. Newberry

  • And with that he turned from her, and writ a little with his finger on the table, and then he chirked up like, and buttoned his jacket quick, and went out the door just as though he wa 'n't a-goin' no furder than across the street.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867 Various

  • I chirked up a little in the fall, when the brood sows again made good.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm John Williams Streeter

  • I expect it's the prospects of easy money that's chirked him up so; but he sure is a misfit to be subbin 'on a deeds-of-kindness job.

    Shorty McCabe on the Job Sewell Ford 1907

  • He said it did him good, and somehow or other it always chirked me up too.

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford 1907


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