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nark

verb uk   /nɑːk/ us    /nɑːrk/

nark verb (ANNOY)

[T usually passive] UK slang old-fashioned to annoy someone: I was a bit narked by David's comment.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure

nark verb (TELL POLICE)

[I] US slang to secretly tell the police or someone in authority about something bad or illegal that someone has doneRevealing secrets and becoming known

nark

noun [C] uk   /nɑːk/ us    /nɑːrk/

nark noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

UK old-fashioned slang a person, especially a criminal, who gives the police information about other criminals: a coppers' narkPeople who reveal secrets and tell talesMiscellaneous criminals

nark noun [C] (POLICE OFFICER)

US slang (also narc) a police officer whose job is to catch people who produce, sell, or use illegal drugsPeople who work for the police service

nark noun [C] (ANNOYING PERSON)

Australian English a person who complains and spoils other people's enjoymentComplaining
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