murk

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From Middle English merke, mirke, from Old English mirce (dark, gloomy, evil), from Proto-Germanic *merkuz (dark), from Proto-Indo-European *merg- (to flicker; darken; dark). Cognate with Danish mørk (dark), Norwegian mørk (dark), Swedish mörk (dark), Icelandic myrkur (dark). Compare also Albanian murg, Polish mrok darkness, Lithuanian márgas ‘multicolored’, Ancient Greek ἀμορβός (amorbós) ‘dark’.

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murk (comparative murker, superlative murkest)

  1. Dark, murky
    • J. R. Drake
      He cannot see through the mantle murk.
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murk (uncountable)

  1. Darkness, or a dark or gloomy environment.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
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murk (third-person singular simple present murks, present participle murking, simple past and past participle murked)

  1. To make murky or be murky; to cloud or obscure, or to be clouded or obscured.
    • 1918: Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons [1]
      Dawn had been murking through the smoky windows, growing stronger for half an hour...
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murk (third-person singular simple present murks, present participle murking, simple past and past participle murked)

  1. (African American Vernacular) To murder or seriously injure.
    • 2010, Dana Dane, Numbers (page 232)
      That's why he was able to catch Crush out there sleeping and why he murked him before he could ask him any questions.
    • 2011, Treasure Hernandez, Baltimore Chronicles (volume 2)
      He clowned Sticks, and Sticks murked him for no reason. And I don't know for sure, but I think he murked Trail.

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