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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.

nark verb (TELL POLICE)

[I] US slang to secretly tell the police or someone in authority about something bad or illegal that someone has done

nark

noun [C] uk   /nɑːk/ us    /nɑːrk/

nark noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

UK slang a person, especially a criminal, who gives the police information about other criminals: a coppers' nark

nark noun [C] (POLICE OFFICER)

US slang ( also narc) a police officer whose job is to catch people who produce, sell, or use illegal drugs

nark noun [C] (ANNOYING PERSON)

Australian English a person who complains and spoils other people's enjoyment
Translations of “nark”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使生氣, 惹惱,激怒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使生气, 惹恼,激怒…
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