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Related to hark back: parcel out
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, adverb) to return to an earlier subject, point, or position, as in speech or thought