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1 Pay heed to something.‘ye reck not of lands or goods’
- ‘‘Why do men then now not reck his rod?’ What a tremendous line, a savage indictment of humanity's colossal ignorance.’
- 1.1It is of importance.‘what recks it?’
- ‘‘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.
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