cark

cark

[kahrk] Archaic.
noun
1.
care or worry.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to worry.

Origin:
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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cark1 (kɑːk)
 
n, —vb
worry worry worry an archaic word for worry
 
[C13 carken to burden, from Old Northern French carquier, from Late Latin carricāre to load]

cark2 (kɑːk)
 
vb
slang (Austral) (intr) to break down; die
 
[perhaps from the cry of the crow, as a carrion feeding bird]

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