verb (used with object), burked, burk·ing.
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Origin of burke
OTHER WORDS FROM burkeburk·er, burk·ite [bur-kahyt] /ˈbɜr kaɪt/, noun
Words nearby burke
Example sentences from the Web for burking
The burking of her own letters, sent with unfailing regularity until outraged pride bade her cease, was equally clear.The Message|Louis Tracy
In some houses, I saw several foreigners; and in the days when burking was common, many of these unfortunates were made away with.
Then followed the usual process of burking, and Mary Haldane, unfortunate in life, was equally unfortunate in her death.
A burker was unknown before the crimes of William Burke were made public; burking was an undiscovered art until he discovered it.
Well, of course, if Farrant chooses to insult Percival so gratuitously by burking his message to us .Three Plays by Granville-Barker|Harley Granville-Barker