Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
RUNK, v.3 1. To deprive someone of all his money, possessions, etc., to make bankrupt, to clean out (n.Sc. 1825 Jam., Rnf. a.1850 Crawfurd MSS. (N.L.S.) R.53; ne.Sc., Ags., Slg., Fif. 1968). Pa.p. runkit, deprived of all one's possessions, cleaned out, rooked (ne.Sc., Fif. 1968). [rʌŋk]
Abd. 1920 R. Calder Gleanings II. 12:
He cam hame clean runket. Lth. 1928 S. A. Robertson With Double Tongue 46:
Sandie had a poosie-knuckle and aye was runkit first. Ags. 1934 H. B. Cruickshank Noran Water 14:
O' peace he runkit me, Doon tae the last bawbee. Ags. 1945 Forfar Dispatch (27 Dec.):
I wiz fair runkit buyin gifts lest year.
2. To rob a bird's nest of its eggs (Ags. 1968).[Prob. a conflation of Rook, v.1, and Rump. Cf. also Runt, v.1, 1.]
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