hark back

revert (see reversion).

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  • Hark back — Hark 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hark back to — (something) to be similar to something from the past. His music harks back to Elvis Presley and other 1950s influences …   New idioms dictionary

  • hark back — verb go back to something earlier This harks back to a previous remark of his • Syn: ↑return, ↑come back, ↑recall • Hypernyms: ↑denote, ↑refer • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hark back to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hark back to : present tense I/you/we/they hark back to he/she/it harks back to present participle harking back to past tense harked back to past participle harked back to a) hark back to something to remember …   English dictionary

  • hark back to — RECALL, call/bring to mind, evoke, put one in mind of. → hark * * * evoke (an older style or genre) paintings that hark back to Constable and Turner * * * hark back to [phrasal verb] hark back to (something) 1 : to return to or remember… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hark-back — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: hark back : a reversion or reference to something past this hark back to the caveman code Philip Gibbs hark backs to the yesteryear lore of the theater Abel Green * * * harkˈ back noun A going back again ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • hark back — v. (d; intr.) ( to revert ) to hark back to (to hark back to the old days) * * * [ hɑːk bæk] (d; intr.) ( to revert ) to hark back to (to hark back to the old days) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hark back to — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you say that one thing harks back to another thing in the past, you mean it is similar to it or takes it as a model. [V P P n] ...pitched roofs, which hark back to the Victorian era. 2) PHRASAL VERB When people hark back to… …   English dictionary

  • hark back — {v.}, {literary} 1. To recall or turn back to an earlier time or happening. * /Judy is always harking back to the good times she had at camp./ 2. To go back to something as a beginning or origin. * /The cars of today hark back to the first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hark back — {v.}, {literary} 1. To recall or turn back to an earlier time or happening. * /Judy is always harking back to the good times she had at camp./ 2. To go back to something as a beginning or origin. * /The cars of today hark back to the first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hark\ back — v literary 1. To recall or turn back to an earlier time or happening. Judy is always harking back to the good times she had at camp. 2. To go back to something as a beginning or origin. The cars of today hark back to the first automobiles made… …   Словарь американских идиом

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