Reck (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recked (?) (obs. imp. Roughte); p. pr. & vb. n. Recking.] [AS. reccan, r&emc;can, to care for; akin to OS. r&omac;kian, OHG. ruochan, G. geruhen, Icel. raekja, also to E. reckon, rake an implement. See Rake, and cf. Reckon.]

1.

To make account of; to care for; to heed; to regard.

[Archaic]

This son of mine not recking danger. Sir P. Sidney.

And may you better reck the rede Than ever did the adviser. Burns.

2.

To concern; -- used impersonally.

[Poetic]

What recks it them? Milton.

 

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Reck (?), v. i.

To make account; to take heed; to care; to mind; -- often followed by of.

[Archaic]

Then reck I not, when I have lost my life. Chaucer.

I reck not though I end my life to-day. Shak.

Of me she recks not, nor my vain desire. M. Arnold.

 

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