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tr. & intr.v. carked, cark·ing, carks Archaic
To burden or be burdened with trouble; worry.
A worry; a trouble: carks and cares.
[Middle English carken, from Norman French carquier, to burden, load, from Late Latin carricāre; see cargo.]
[C13 carken to burden, from Old Northern French carquier, from Late Latin carricāre to load]
(intr) slang Austral to break down; die
[perhaps from the cry of the crow, as a carrion feeding bird]
cark- The noun means "solicitude or sympathetic feeling"; the verb means to fret anxiously or to cause distress or worry.
See also related terms for worry.
Carka load or weight of three to four hundred-weight; a burden.
Examples: cark of alum, 1473; of anxiety; of ginger, 1502; of pepper; of wool, 1637.
Past participle: carked
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|Verb||1.||cark - 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"|
vex, worry - disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"