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Verb: burke  burk
  1. Murder without leaving a trace on the body
     
  2. Get rid of, silence, or suppress
    "burke an issue"
Noun: Burke  burk
  1. British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    - Edmund Burke
     
  2. United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
    - Burk, Martha Jane Burk, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity Jane

Sounds like: berk, Burk

Derived forms: burking, burkes, burked, Burkes

Type of: bump off, conquer, curb, dispatch, frontierswoman, hit, inhibit, murder, national leader, off, orator, polish off, public speaker, remove, rhetorician, slay, solon, speechifier, speechmaker, stamp down, statesman, subdue, suppress

Encyclopedia: Burke, Thomas Nicholas