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intr.v. harked, hark·ing, harksPhrasal Verb:
To listen attentively.
1. To have origin in or be reminiscent of a past event or condition; recall or evoke: songs that hark back to the soul music of the 1960s.
2. To remember or discuss a past event or condition: He's always harking back to his days in the army.
[Middle English harken, herken, from Old English *heorcian.]
(intr; usually imperative) to listen; pay attention
[Old English heorcnian to hearken; related to Old Frisian herkia, Old High German hōrechen; see hear]
1. to listen attentively; hearken.v.t.
2. Archaic. to listen to; hear.
3. hark back,
a. (of hounds) to return along the course in order to regain a lost scent.
b. to recollect or recapitulate a previous event or topic.
Past participle: harked
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|Verb||1.||hark - listen; used mostly in the imperative|
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
verb (Old-fashioned) listen, attend, pay attention, hearken (archaic), give ear, hear, mark, notice, give heed Hark. I hear the returning footsteps of my love.
hark back to something
1. recall, recollect, call to mind, cause you to remember, cause you to recollect pitched roofs, which hark back to the Victorian era