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laik

/ (leɪk) /
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verb Northern English dialect

(when intr, often foll by about) to play (a game, etc)
(intr) to be on holiday, esp to take a day off work
(intr) to be unemployed

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
C14: leiken, from Old Norse leika; related to Old English lacan to manoeuvre; compare lark ²
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