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4 definitions found
 for cark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cark \Cark\ (k[aum]rk), v. i.
     To be careful, anxious, solicitous, or troubled in mind; to
     worry or grieve. [R.] --Beau. & Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cark \Cark\, v. t.
     To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry. [R.]
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           Nor can a man, independently . . . of God's blessing,
           care and cark himself one penny richer.  --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cark \Cark\ (k[aum]rk), n. [OE. cark, fr. a dialectic form of F.
     charge; cf. W. carc anxiety, care, Arm karg charge, burden.
     See Charge, and cf. Cargo.]
     A noxious or corroding care; solicitude; worry. [Archaic.]
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           His heavy head, devoid of careful cark.  --Spenser.
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           Fling cark and care aside.               --Motherwell.
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           Freedom from the cares of money and the cark of
           fashion.                                 --R. D.
                                                    Blackmore.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cark
      v 1: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or
           alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her
           father was seriously ill" [syn: perturb, unhinge,
           disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder]

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