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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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