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Definition of "cark" []

  • To burden or be burdened with trouble; worry. (verb-transitive)
  • A worry; a trouble: carks and cares. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cark" in a sentence
  • "She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when the ship sped on her course, Kamar al-Zaman returned to the garden in cark and care; but — anon he rented the place of its owner and hired a man to help him in irrigating the trees."
  • "Now this King was become a very old man, weakened and wasted with age and sickness and decrepitude; for he had lived an hundred and fourscore years and had no child, male or female, by reason whereof he was ever in cark and care from morning to night and from night to morn."
  • "So he rose up and went out and threaded the streets awhile, but only increased in cark and care."