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VERB (1)

1. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed;
- Example: "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
[syn: perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cark \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 v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Cark \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 careful cark. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Fling cark and care aside. --Motherwell. [1913 Webster] Freedom from the cares of money and the cark of fashion. --R. D. Blackmore. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cark v 1: 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" [syn: perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder]