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Definition of reck in English:


[no object, with negative or in questions] archaic
1Pay heed to something: ye reck not of lands or goods
More example sentences
  • ‘Why do men then now not reck his rod?’ What a tremendous line, a savage indictment of humanity's colossal ignorance.
1.1 (it recks) It is of importance: what recks it?
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  • ‘It recks not now, when all is over’.


Old English, of Germanic origin; compare with reckless. The word became common in rhetorical and poetic language in the 19th century.

Words that rhyme with reck

beck, bedeck, check, cheque, Chiang Kai-shek, crosscheck, Czech, deck, dreck, exec, fleck, heck, hitech, keck, lek, neck, peck, Québec, rec, sec, sneck, spec, speck, spot-check, tec, tech, Toulouse-Lautrec, trek, wreck
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