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RECK, verb intransitive [Latin rego. See Rack and Reckon.]

To care; to mind; to rate at much; as we say, to reckon much of; followed by of. obsolete

Thou's but a lazy loorde, and recks much of thy swinke.

I reck as little what betideth me, as much I wish all good befortune you.

Of night or loneliness it recks me not.

RECK, verb transitive To heed; to regard; to care for.

This son of mine not recking danger.

[This verb is obsolete unless in poetry. We observe the primary sense and application in the phrase, 'it recks me not, ' that is, it does not strain or distress me; it does not rack my mind. To reck danger is a derivative form of expression, and a deviation from the proper sense of the verb.]