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proper noun 
  1. One of various places located in the United States. (See w:Burke, Burke in Wikipedia)
  2. an English surname

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noun 
  1. (British, slang) Variant spelling of berk.
verb (burk, es)
  1. To murder by suffocation, or as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.
1836 "You don"t mean to say he was burked, Sam?" said Mr. Pickwick, looking hastily round. " Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, s:The Pickwick Papers/Chapter 31, Chapter 31.
Etymology: Eponym, from w:William Burke, William Burke.


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