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reck

 (rĕk)
tr. & intr.v. recked, reck·ing, recks Archaic
To take heed of or to have caution.

[Middle English recken, from Old English reccan; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
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reck

(rɛk)
vb (used mainly with a negative)
1. to mind or care about (something): to reck nought.
2. (usually impersonal) to concern or interest (someone)
[Old English reccan; related to Old High German ruohhen to take care, Old Norse rækja, Gothic rakjan]
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reck


Past participle: recked
Gerund: recking

Imperative
reck
reck
Present
I reck
you reck
he/she/it recks
we reck
you reck
they reck
Preterite
I recked
you recked
he/she/it recked
we recked
you recked
they recked
Present Continuous
I am recking
you are recking
he/she/it is recking
we are recking
you are recking
they are recking
Present Perfect
I have recked
you have recked
he/she/it has recked
we have recked
you have recked
they have recked
Past Continuous
I was recking
you were recking
he/she/it was recking
we were recking
you were recking
they were recking
Past Perfect
I had recked
you had recked
he/she/it had recked
we had recked
you had recked
they had recked
Future
I will reck
you will reck
he/she/it will reck
we will reck
you will reck
they will reck
Future Perfect
I will have recked
you will have recked
he/she/it will have recked
we will have recked
you will have recked
they will have recked
Future Continuous
I will be recking
you will be recking
he/she/it will be recking
we will be recking
you will be recking
they will be recking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recking
you have been recking
he/she/it has been recking
we have been recking
you have been recking
they have been recking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recking
you will have been recking
he/she/it will have been recking
we will have been recking
you will have been recking
they will have been recking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recking
you had been recking
he/she/it had been recking
we had been recking
you had been recking
they had been recking
Conditional
I would reck
you would reck
he/she/it would reck
we would reck
you would reck
they would reck
Past Conditional
I would have recked
you would have recked
he/she/it would have recked
we would have recked
you would have recked
they would have recked
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References in classic literature ?
My father is the king's man, and when he rides into the press of fight he is not thinking ever of the saving of his own poor body; he recks little enough if he leave it on the field.
as well confess myself to the devil as to Brian de Bois-Guilbert, who recks neither of heaven nor of hell.
The very trees and the green merging into the blue distance became symbols of the vast external world which recks so little of the happiness, of the marriages or deaths of individuals.
Little recked she that he was, even then, grinding sword-points and sharpening arrows out in the good greenwood, while whistling blithely or chatting merrily with the good Friar Tuck.
But of these things he recked very little, for every step now brought him nearer to the end of his journey.
Little recked he of thorns and briers that scratched his flesh and tore his clothing, for all he thought of was to get, by the shortest way, to the greenwood glade whence he knew the sound of the bugle horn came.
I reck not how Fate deals with me But my unhappy children--for my sons Be not concerned, O Creon, they are men, And for themselves, where'er they be, can fend.
"But though the beast of game The privilege of chase may claim; Though space and law the stag we lend Ere hound we slip, or bow we bend; Whoever recked, where, how, or when The prowling fox was trapped or slain?"--Lady of the Lake
Now no more My doors were thronged; few were the cavaliers That lingered by my side; so I became A trader's wife, the chattel of a slave Whose lord was gold, who, parting, little recked Of separation and the unhonoured bride.
What is well done I feel as if I did; what is ill done I reck not of.
They never raised a hand, When I their sire was thrust from hearth and home, When I was banned and banished, what recked they?
Little recked the Collegians who were laughing in their rooms over his late address in the Lodge, what a serious picture they had in their obscure gallery of the Marshalsea that Sunday night.