Definitions

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  • n. An accomplice; partner; comrade.
  • v. To weed; pull up weeds.
  • v. Alternative form of lock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An accomplice; a “pal.”

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal variant of lock.
  • To pull up (weeds); weed.
  • n. An accomplice; a partner; a comrade.

Etymologies

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From Middle English louken, lowken, from Old English lūcan ("to pluck out, pull up"), from Proto-Germanic *lūkanan, *leukanan (“to break, pluck, pull”), from Proto-Indo-European *lūǵ- (“to break”). Cognate with Middle Low German lūken ("to pull, pull up"), German liechen ("to pluck"), Danish luge ("to hatch"), Latin luctor ("wrestle, fight", v).

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From Middle English louken, from Old English lūcan ("to close, lock"), from Proto-Germanic *lūkanan (“to close, lock”), from Proto-Indo-European *leug- (“to bend, turn”). More at lock.

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From Middle English louk, louke, loke, of uncertain origin.

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