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honk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles, Birds
honkhonk1 /hɒŋk $ hɑːŋk, hɒːŋk/ noun [countable]  1 TTCSOUNDa loud noise made by a car horn2 HBBSOUNDa loud noise made by a goose
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honkWe sat there sort of fooling and I put my hand inside her blouse and gave her a honk.His end-zone dances inspire delight among Dallas honks and disgust among purists and Cowboy-haters.In a couple of minutes, we heard three quick honks.
Related topics: Birds, Motor vehicles
honkhonk2 verb  [intransitive, transitive]HBBTTCSOUND if a car horn or a goose honks, it makes a loud noise Several drivers honked their horns.
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honkSo I honked and honked, but he refused to budge.A vee of geese goes over, one goose honking at the setting sun.I saw you guys and honked, but you didn't see me.The truck driver honked his horn and waited.Several horns honked impatiently.The Nurse honks the car horn to warn the lovers of Lady Capulet's arrival.Even the ducks on the lake were beginning to honk their appreciation and clamber out of the water towards him.For the remainder of the evening, Barbara and A. B. Everage honked their horn and flashed their lights.Motorists below honked their horns and flashed their headlights in response.
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Verb table
honk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhonk
he, she, ithonks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhonked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave honked
he, she, ithas honked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad honked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill honk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have honked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam honking
he, she, itis honking
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you, we, theyare honking
Past
I, he, she, itwas honking
you, we, theywere honking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been honking
he, she, ithas been honking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been honking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be honking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been honking
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