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cark

[ kahrk ]
/ kɑrk /
Archaic.
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noun
care or worry.
verb (used with or without object)
to worry.
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Origin of cark

1250–1300; Middle English carken to be anxious, Old English becarcian, apparently derivative of car- (base of carucare) + -k suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for cark (1 of 2)

cark1
/ (kɑːk) /

noun, verb

Word Origin for cark

C13 carken to burden, from Old Northern French carquier, from Late Latin carricāre to load

British Dictionary definitions for cark (2 of 2)

cark2
/ (kɑːk) /

verb
(intr) Australian slang to break down; die

Word Origin for cark

perhaps from the cry of the crow, as a carrion feeding bird
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