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NARK

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nark mean? 

NARK (noun)
  The noun NARK has 2 senses:

1. an informer or spy working for the police
2. a lawman concerned with narcotics violations

  Familiarity information: NARK used as a noun is rare.


NARK (verb)
  The verb NARK has 2 senses:

1. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
2. inform or spy (for the police)

  Familiarity information: NARK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NARK (noun)


Sense 1nark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informer or spy working for the police

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

copper's nark; nark

Hypernyms ("nark" is a kind of...):

betrayer; blabber; informer; rat; squealer (one who reveals confidential information in return for money)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


Sense 2nark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lawman concerned with narcotics violations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

narc; narcotics agent; nark

Hypernyms ("nark" is a kind of...):

law officer; lawman; peace officer (an officer of the law)


NARK (verb)


Sense 1nark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

rile; nark; irritate; gravel; devil; annoy; vex; bother; nettle; rag; get at; get to; chafe

Context examples:

Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me / It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Hypernyms (to "nark" is one way to...):

displease (give displeasure to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "nark"):

get; get under one's skin (irritate)

eat into; fret; grate; rankle (gnaw into; make resentful or angry)

peeve (cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful)

ruffle (trouble or vex)

fret (cause annoyance in)

beset; chevvy; chevy; chivvy; chivy; harass; harry; hassle; molest; plague; provoke (annoy continually or chronically)

antagonise; antagonize (provoke the hostility of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to nark Sue


Sense 2nark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inform or spy (for the police)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "nark" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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