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English noun: nark

1. nark (person) an informer or spy working for the police

Synonymscopper's nark

Broader (hypernym)betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. nark (person) a lawman concerned with narcotics violations

Synonymsnarc, narcotics agent

Broader (hypernym)law officer, lawman, peace officer

English verb: nark

1. nark (emotion) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

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

ExamplesThe performance is likely to nark Sue

Synonymsannoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nettle, rag, rile, vex

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displease

Narrower (hyponym)antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, eat into, fret, fret, get, get under one's skin, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle

Verb groupchafe

2. nark (communication) inform or spy (for the police)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)inform

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