intransitive verb, transitive verb
- to have care or concern (for) or take heed (of): he recks not of the peril
- to concern or be of concern; matter (to): it recks him not
Origin: ME recken < OE reccan; akin to OHG ruohhen
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tr. & intr.v. recked, reck·ing, recks
Origin: Middle English recken, from Old English reccan; see reg- in Indo-European roots.