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heck·le

 (hĕk′əl)
tr.v. heck·led, heck·ling, heck·les
1. To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
2. To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.

[Middle English hekelen, to comb with a hatchel, from hekel, hatchel, from Middle Dutch; see keg- in Indo-European roots.]

heck′ler n.

heckle

(ˈhɛkəl)
vb
1. to interrupt (a public speaker, performer, etc) by comments, questions, or taunts
2. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) Also: hackle or hatchel to comb (hemp or flax)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) an instrument for combing flax or hemp
[C15: Northern and East Anglian form of hackle]
ˈheckler n

heck•le

(ˈhɛk əl)

v.t. -led, -ling.
to harass (a public speaker, performer, etc.) with impertinent questions, gibes, or the like.
[1275–1325; Middle English hekelen, variant of hechelen to comb flax; akin to hackle1]
heck′ler, n.

heckle

- First a "flax comb" for splitting and straightening the fibers for spinning; its metaphorical sense developed from its verb form, "to mangle by cutting, to cut roughly."
See also related terms for spinning.

heckle


Past participle: heckled
Gerund: heckling

Imperative
heckle
heckle
Present
I heckle
you heckle
he/she/it heckles
we heckle
you heckle
they heckle
Preterite
I heckled
you heckled
he/she/it heckled
we heckled
you heckled
they heckled
Present Continuous
I am heckling
you are heckling
he/she/it is heckling
we are heckling
you are heckling
they are heckling
Present Perfect
I have heckled
you have heckled
he/she/it has heckled
we have heckled
you have heckled
they have heckled
Past Continuous
I was heckling
you were heckling
he/she/it was heckling
we were heckling
you were heckling
they were heckling
Past Perfect
I had heckled
you had heckled
he/she/it had heckled
we had heckled
you had heckled
they had heckled
Future
I will heckle
you will heckle
he/she/it will heckle
we will heckle
you will heckle
they will heckle
Future Perfect
I will have heckled
you will have heckled
he/she/it will have heckled
we will have heckled
you will have heckled
they will have heckled
Future Continuous
I will be heckling
you will be heckling
he/she/it will be heckling
we will be heckling
you will be heckling
they will be heckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been heckling
you have been heckling
he/she/it has been heckling
we have been heckling
you have been heckling
they have been heckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been heckling
you will have been heckling
he/she/it will have been heckling
we will have been heckling
you will have been heckling
they will have been heckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been heckling
you had been heckling
he/she/it had been heckling
we had been heckling
you had been heckling
they had been heckling
Conditional
I would heckle
you would heckle
he/she/it would heckle
we would heckle
you would heckle
they would heckle
Past Conditional
I would have heckled
you would have heckled
he/she/it would have heckled
we would have heckled
you would have heckled
they would have heckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heckle - a comb for separating flax fibers
comb - any of several tools for straightening fibers
Verb1.heckle - comb with a heckle; "heckle hemp or flax"
comb - straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
2.heckle - challenge aggressively
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

heckle

verb jeer, interrupt, shout down, disrupt, bait, barrack (informal), boo, taunt, pester He was insulted and heckled mercilessly.

heckle

verb
To torment with persistent insult or ridicule:
Informal: needle, ride.
Idiom: wave the red flag in front of the bull.
Translations

heckle

[ˈhekl]

heckle

[ˈhɛkəl]
vtchahuter
vichahuter

heckle

vt speaker(durch Zwischenrufe) stören

heckle

[ˈhɛkl] vt & vi to heckle (sb)interrompere continuamente (qn) (un oratore)
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, hectored and heckled though he was, he managed in the end to give a simple, straightforward version of the affair, and, despite a belligerent cross-examination, his story was not shaken in any particular.
Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege has denied she was heckled on Friday during an 'Embrace' rally in her county.
ADRIAN Dunbar has said some of Line of Duty's biggest fans are in the police force - and that he has been heckled by officers in the street.
Filmmaker Alex Cathcart said: "We are trying to recreate a meet that was held in Christmas Day in 1915, at which Lloyd George was actually heckled off the stage to chants of 'We want Gallacher'.
WASHINGTON -- A senior Baloch activist claimed on Tuesday that he heckled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during his 2015 visit to Washington at the behest of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Controversialjournalist-activist Ahmar Mustikhan, who claims he heckled deposed premier Nawaz Sharif 'at the behest of India's Research and Intelligence Wing (RAW)' rapped the spy agency after being "dragged to court".In a video posted on Twitter, the Balochistan journalist who holds three nationalities, questioned if this was his reward for servingIndia.
LONDON/WASHINGTON: A prominent Baloch activist has claimed that he heckled former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif during his speech in October 2015 in Washington at the behest of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).Ahmer Mustikhan, a senior journalist from Balochistan who has worked in newsrooms in Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States (US) and is now based in the US capital, has released three video statements in which he claimed he was "let down" by RAW operatives working from the Indian embassy in Washington.
It was an embarrassing situation to see the governor being heckled," said Mr Kamau.
When people start attacking your body size then you're winning the argument because they're not going for the policy" - Scottish Labour MP Hugh Gaffney who says he has been heckled "something awful" by Tories in the Commons about his weight.
STING launched a foulmouthed attack after he was heckled during a boozy pub performance.
Somebody once heckled me with, 'What's your favourite sandwich?' I left a really long pause before answering, 'Cheese'.
After she was apparently heckled, she turned around and dabbed.