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cark

verb \ˈkärk\

Definition of cark

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to burden with care or anxiety :  vex, worry, trouble fate had not smiled on him … he was beset by carking troubles and anxieties — Max Beerbohm

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to be anxious or troubled :  fret a covetous man … carking about his bags — Isaac Barrow

  5. 2 :  to labor anxiously why for sluggards cark and moil? — Charles Kingsley

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Origin and Etymology of cark

Middle English carken, literally, to load, burden, from Old North French carquier, from Late Latin carricare — more at charge


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cark

noun \"\

Definition of cark

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  something that burdens the spirit :  trouble its artless advocacy of freedom from cark and care — Harper's

  2. 2 :  a troubled state of mind :  distress by cark and care deranged — Robert Browning

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Origin and Etymology of cark

Middle English, literally, load, burden, from Old North French carque, from carquier, verb


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