Burked
Burke Burke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burking}.] [From one Burke of Edinburgh, who committed the crime in 1829.] 1. To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection. [1913 Webster]

2. To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question. [1913 Webster]

The court could not burke an inquiry, supported by such a mass of a affidavits. --C. Reade. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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