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Pronunciation: (bûrk), [key]
v.t., burked, burk•ing.
1. to murder, as by suffocation, so as to leave no or few marks of violence.
2. to suppress or get rid of by some indirect maneuver.


Pronunciation: (bûrk), [key]
1. Billie (Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke), 1886–1970, U.S. actress.
2. Edmund, 1729–97, Irish statesman, orator, and writer.
3. Kenneth Du•va Pronunciation: (dOO-vā'), [key] born 1897, U.S. literary critic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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