v.intr. (usu. in imper.) archaic listen attentively.
Phrases and idioms:
hark back revert to a topic discussed earlier.
Etymology: ME herkien f. OE heorcian (unrecorded): cf. HEARKEN: hark back was orig. a hunting call to retrace steps

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  • 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 used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hark — [ hark ] verb intransitive an old word meaning listen ,hark back to phrasal verb transitive hark back to something to remember or talk about something that happened in the past: They always hark back to what they call the good old days. a. to be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hark at — ˈhark at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hark at he/she/it harks at present participle harking at past tense harked at past partic …   Useful english dictionary

  • hark — ► VERB 1) literary listen. 2) (hark at) informal used to draw attention to an ill advised or foolish remark or action. 3) (hark back) recall an earlier period. ORIGIN Germanic …   English terms dictionary

  • hark — [härk] vi. [ME herkien (akin to Ger horchen) < ? OE * heorcian or < OE heorcnian: see HEARKEN] Now Chiefly Literary to listen carefully: usually in the imperative, with the effect of an exclamation vt. Archaic to listen to; hear to listen… …   English World dictionary

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  • hark — (v.) late 12c., from O.E. *heorcian, perhaps an intensive form from base of hieran (see HEAR (Cf. hear)). Cf. talk/tale. Cognate with O.Fris. harkia listen, M.Du. horken, O.H.G. horechon, Ger. horchen. To hark back (1829) originally referred to… …   Etymology dictionary

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