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Topic: WATER

Date: 1100-1200
Origin: From the sound

hoot

2 verb
     
hoot2
1 [intransitive and transitive]TTCTTW if a vehicle or ship hoots, it makes a loud clear noise as a warning
hoot at
The car behind was hooting at me.
2 [intransitive]HBB if an owl hoots, it makes a long 'oo' sound
3 [intransitive and transitive] to laugh loudly because you think something is funny or stupid
hoot with laughter/glee/mirth etc
He had the audience hooting with laughter.
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