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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English heorcian

hark

verb
     
hark
1

hark at him/her/you!

British English old-fashioned spoken used when you think someone is saying something stupid or acting as if they are more important than they really are:
Hark at him! I bet he couldn't do any better.
2

hark!

old use used to tell someone to listen

hark back

phrasal verb
to remember and talk about things that happened in the past
hark back to
It's useless to continually hark back to the past.

hark back to something

phrasal verb
to be similar to something in the past:
music that harks back to the early age of jazz

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