hark back
intransitive verb Date: 1824 1. to turn back to an earlier topic or circumstance 2. to go back to something as an origin or source

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hark back — Hark Hark (h[aum]rk), v. i. [OE. herken. See {Hearken}.] To listen; to hearken. [Now rare, except in the imperative form used as an interjection, Hark! listen.] Hudibras. [1913 Webster] {Hark away!} {Hark back!} {Hark forward!} (Sporting), cries… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hark back — verb go back to something earlier This harks back to a previous remark of his • Syn: ↑return, ↑come back, ↑recall • Hypernyms: ↑denote, ↑refer • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hark-back — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: hark back : a reversion or reference to something past this hark back to the caveman code Philip Gibbs hark backs to the yesteryear lore of the theater Abel Green * * * harkˈ back noun A going back again ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • hark back — v. (d; intr.) ( to revert ) to hark back to (to hark back to the old days) * * * [ hɑːk bæk] (d; intr.) ( to revert ) to hark back to (to hark back to the old days) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hark back — {v.}, {literary} 1. To recall or turn back to an earlier time or happening. * /Judy is always harking back to the good times she had at camp./ 2. To go back to something as a beginning or origin. * /The cars of today hark back to the first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hark back — {v.}, {literary} 1. To recall or turn back to an earlier time or happening. * /Judy is always harking back to the good times she had at camp./ 2. To go back to something as a beginning or origin. * /The cars of today hark back to the first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hark\ back — v literary 1. To recall or turn back to an earlier time or happening. Judy is always harking back to the good times she had at camp. 2. To go back to something as a beginning or origin. The cars of today hark back to the first automobiles made… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hark back — Synonyms and related words: break back, bring back, bring to mind, call back, call to mind, call up, change back, conjure up, cry back, cry back to, do a flip flop, do an about face, evoke, flip flop, go back, go back over, go back to, look back …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hark back — verb a) Of hounds, to retrace a course in order to pick up a lost scent. , Harking back to the theme of a series of speeches he delivered last week, he said he was reminded that “there’s still an enemy out there that would like to inflict the… …   Wiktionary

  • hark back — revert (see reversion) …   English dictionary for students

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