[ rek ]
/ rɛk /
verb (used without object)
to have care, concern, or regard (often followed by of, with, or a clause).
to take heed.
Archaic. to be of concern or importance; matter: It recks not.
verb (used with object)
Archaic. to have regard for; mind; heed.
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Origin of reck
before 900; Middle English rekken,Old English reccan; akin to Old Norse roekja to have care, German (ge)ruhen to deign
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How to use reck in a sentence
Each province lived in selfish isolation, recking little of its neighbor's woes.
Back to back they fought against all odds, recking little of bleeding noses and broken pates.
But Claudius, recking little of his laurels, went and sat in his cabin, pondering deeply.
Little recking how valuable was the information he had just been given, he slackened speed somewhat, and leaned back in the seat.
British Dictionary definitions for reck
verb archaic (used mainly with a negative)
to mind or care about (something)to reck nought
(usually impersonal) to concern or interest (someone)
Word Origin for reck
Old English reccan; related to Old High German ruohhen to take care, Old Norse rækja, Gothic rakjan
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