Cark definition

kärk
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To burden or be burdened with trouble; worry.
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A worry; a trouble.

Carks and cares.

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To worry or be worried.
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Distress; anxiety.
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(obsolete, intransitive) To be filled with worry, solicitude, or troubles.
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(obsolete) To bring worry, vexation, or anxiety.
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Motherwell.

Fling cark and care aside.

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R. D. Blackmore.

Freedom from the cares of money and the cark of fashion.

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Eye dialect spelling of caulk.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cark
Plural:
carks

Origin of cark

  • Middle English carken from Norman French carquier to burden, load from Late Latin carricāre cargo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English carken (“to be anxious”), from Old English carcian, becarcian (“to be anxious, be anxious about, care for, take charge of, look after”), from car- (“care”) + formative -cian (suffix).

    From Wiktionary

  • From caulk

    From Wiktionary