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cark

[kahrk] /kɑrk/
noun
1.
care or worry.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to worry.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English carken to be anxious, Old English becarcian, apparently derivative of car- (base of caru care) + -k suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for cark

cark1

/kɑːk/
noun, verb
1.
an archaic word for worry (sense 1), worry (sense 2), worry (sense 11), worry (sense 13)
Word Origin
C13 carken to burden, from Old Northern French carquier, from Late Latin carricāre to load

cark2

/kɑːk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Austral, slang) to break down; die
Word Origin
perhaps from the cry of the crow, as a carrion feeding bird
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