reck

[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for reck

reck
/ (rɛk) /

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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