Definition of quirk verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quirk

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kwɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɜːrk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quirk
BrE BrE//kwɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɜːrk//
 
he / she / it quirks
BrE BrE//kwɜːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɜːrks//
 
past simple quirked
BrE BrE//kwɜːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɜːrkt//
 
past participle quirked
BrE BrE//kwɜːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɜːrkt//
 
-ing form quirking
BrE BrE//ˈkwɜːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɜːrkɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] quirk (something) (especially North American English) to twist your mouth or eyebrows suddenly; (of your mouth or eyebrows) to move in this way David quirked an eyebrow and smirked slightly. Her lips quirked suddenly. Word Origin early 16th cent. (as a verb): of unknown origin. The early sense of the noun was ‘subtle verbal twist, quibble’, later ‘unexpected twist’.
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