cark it

To die, as in don't tell the kids the budgie carked it. The origin is uncertain. Perhaps it is a play on the standard English word croak 'to die', or it may be a shortening of carcass. Cark it also means 'to fail or break down completely': my blender's carked it.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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  • 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.] [1913 Webster] His heavy head, devoid of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cark — Cark, v. t. To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry. [R.] [1913 Webster] Nor can a man, independently . . . of God s blessing, care and cark himself one penny richer. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cark — (k[aum]rk), v. i. To be careful, anxious, solicitous, or troubled in mind; to worry or grieve. [R.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cark — [kärk] vt., vi. [ME carken < NormFr carkier, var. of OFr chargier: see CHARGE] Archaic to worry or be worried n. Archaic distress; anxiety …   English World dictionary

  • cark- — in various words: see carc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cark — infobox UK place country = England latitude= 54.180 longitude= 2.976 official name = Cark civil parish = Lower Holker population = shire district= South Lakeland region= North West England shire county = Cumbria constituency westminster=… …   Wikipedia

  • çark — is., Far. çarḫ 1) Bir eksenin döndürdüğü tekerlek biçimindeki makine parçası Çarklar dönüyor, küçük çark büyüğünü döndürüyor. S. F. Abasıyanık 2) ask. Herhangi bir askerî birliğin, biçimini ve düzenini bozmadan kanatlarından biri çevresinde… …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • cark — I. /kak / (say kahk) Colloquial –verb (i) 1. to collapse; die. –phrase 2. cark it, a. to collapse; die. b. (of a machine) to fail; break down. Also, kark. {? shortened form of carcass} II …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cark — Guy Clark (* 6. November 1941 in Monahans, Texas) ist ein US amerikanischer Country Musiker und Singer Songwriter. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Diskografie 3 Filmographie 4 Weblink …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cark — /kahrk/, Archaic. n. 1. care or worry. v.t., v.i. 2. to worry. [1250 1300; ME carken to be anxious, OE becarcian, appar. deriv. of car (base of caru CARE) + k suffix] * * * …   Universalium

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