To vex to be concerned to help make by anxious attention or worry
- To be cautious nervous solicitous or troubled in your mind to stress or grieve
- A noxious or corroding attention solicitude stress
- disrupt at heart or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
- A noxious or corroding care; solicitude; worry.
- is careful, nervous, solicitous, or troubles in your mind; to worry or grieve.
- To vex; to stress; to help make by nervous attention or worry.
In old English legislation. A quantity of wool, whereof thirty make a sarplar. (The latter is equal to 2,240 weight in fat.) St. 27 Hen. VI. c. 2. Jacob.
"to be considered straight down or oppresssed by cares or worries, stress about," early 12c., a figurative usage, via Anglo-French from Old North French carkier "to load, burden," from Late Latin carcare (see charge (v.)). Compare Old North French carguer "charger," corresponding to Old French chargier. The literal sense in English, "to load, place a weight on," is from c.1300. Related: Carked; carking. In addition as a noun in Middle English and once, "charge, obligation; anxiety, stress; burden regarding the mind or character," (c.1300), from Anglo-French karke, from Old North French type of Old French carche, variation of charge "load, burden, imposition."