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hark

 (härk)
intr.v. harked, hark·ing, harks
To listen attentively.
Phrasal Verb:
hark back
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.]

hark

(hɑːk)
vb
(intr; usually imperative) to listen; pay attention
[Old English heorcnian to hearken; related to Old Frisian herkia, Old High German hōrechen; see hear]

hark

(hɑrk)

v.i.
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.
[1175–1225; Middle English herken, earlier herkien, Old English *heorcian, c. Old Frisian herkia, harkia; akin to Middle Dutch harken, Middle High German horchen. compare hearken, hear]

hark


Past participle: harked
Gerund: harking

Imperative
hark
hark
Present
I hark
you hark
he/she/it harks
we hark
you hark
they hark
Preterite
I harked
you harked
he/she/it harked
we harked
you harked
they harked
Present Continuous
I am harking
you are harking
he/she/it is harking
we are harking
you are harking
they are harking
Present Perfect
I have harked
you have harked
he/she/it has harked
we have harked
you have harked
they have harked
Past Continuous
I was harking
you were harking
he/she/it was harking
we were harking
you were harking
they were harking
Past Perfect
I had harked
you had harked
he/she/it had harked
we had harked
you had harked
they had harked
Future
I will hark
you will hark
he/she/it will hark
we will hark
you will hark
they will hark
Future Perfect
I will have harked
you will have harked
he/she/it will have harked
we will have harked
you will have harked
they will have harked
Future Continuous
I will be harking
you will be harking
he/she/it will be harking
we will be harking
you will be harking
they will be harking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been harking
you have been harking
he/she/it has been harking
we have been harking
you have been harking
they have been harking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been harking
you will have been harking
he/she/it will have been harking
we will have been harking
you will have been harking
they will have been harking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been harking
you had been harking
he/she/it had been harking
we had been harking
you had been harking
they had been harking
Conditional
I would hark
you would hark
he/she/it would hark
we would hark
you would hark
they would hark
Past Conditional
I would have harked
you would have harked
he/she/it would have harked
we would have harked
you would have harked
they would have harked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hark - listen; used mostly in the imperative
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"

hark

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
2. return to, remember, recall, revert to, look back to, think back to, recollect, regress to The result devastated me at the time. Even now I hark back to it.

hark

verb
1. To perceive by ear, usually attentively:
Archaic: hearken.
Idiom: give one's ear.
2. To make an effort to hear something:
Archaic: list.
Idiom: give an ear.
Translations

hark

[hɑːk] VI hark! (poet) → ¡escucha!
hark at him!¡qué cosas dice!, ¡quién fue a hablar!
hark at him singing!¡cómo canta!
to hark toescuchar
hark back to VI + PREP (= return to) → volver a; (= recall) → recordar
he's always harking back to thatsiempre está con la misma canción

hark

vi to hark to something (liter)einer Sache (dat)lauschen (liter); hark! (liter)horch(t)! (liter), → höret!; hark at him! (inf)hör ihn dir nur an!, hör sich einer den an! (inf)

hark

[hɑːk] vi hark! (liter) → udite!
hark at him! (fam) → ma sentilo!
hark back vi + prep to hark back to (former days) → rievocare; (earlier occasion) → ritornare a or su
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