reck

verb
\ ˈrek How to pronounce reck (audio) \
recked; recking; recks

Definition of reck

intransitive verb

1 : worry, care
2 archaic : to be of account or interest : matter

transitive verb

1 archaic : to care for : regard
2 archaic : to matter to : concern

First Known Use of reck

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for reck

Middle English, to take heed, from Old English reccan; akin to Old High German ruohhen to take heed

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The first known use of reck was before the 12th century

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“Reck.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reck. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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