What does the word irk mean?

Usage examples for irk

  1. It may irk him at times, but he sticks to it with a good heart, and with a certain joy because it is the instrument of a noble purpose. – Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning by Edward Carpenter
  2. Moreover, the bowman's craft had she learned, and at the dame's bidding must fare alone into the wood now and again to slay big deer and little, and win venison: but neither did that irk her at all, for rest and peace were in the woods for her. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris