English version

hark back to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhark back to something phrasal verbto be similar to something in the past music that harks back to the early age of jazz hark→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hark back to But Joan was harking back to that awful day.But once these hurdles are overcome, women soon stop harking back to their village background and comparing everything with it.All four Gospels hark back to a period long before their own composition - perhaps as long as sixty or seventy years.Indeed, the latest microbrew trend actually harks back to ancient times, when brewers grabbed whatever flavorings were nearby.The Justice Model asserted two central principles, both of which harked back to the classicism of Beccaria.The newest styles hark back to the Seventies; wedge-soled styles which lace up the leg.Something in that statement harked back to what that other astrologer had said.
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Verb table
hark
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhark
he, she, itharks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyharked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave harked
he, she, ithas harked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad harked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hark
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have harked
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