hark back

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Englisch - Englisch
To return or revert (to a subject etc.), to allude to, to evoke, to long or pine for

Harking back to the theme of a series of speeches he delivered last week, he said he was reminded that “there’s still an enemy out there that would like to inflict the same kind of damage again.”'' —.

Of hounds, to retrace a course in order to pick up a lost scent
go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
recall the past; refer to the original form of something; be reminiscent of the olden days
go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his
hark back

    Türkische aussprache

    härk bäk

    Aussprache

    /ˈhärk ˈbak/ /ˈhɑːrk ˈbæk/

    Etymologie

    [ 'härk ] (intransitive verb.) 14th century. Originally a hunting command, literally “Listen! Go back!”, thence a term to refer to the process. In the 19th century US became used in a figurative sense “to go back to an earlier point or topic in a discussion”. In 20th century American usage used more loosely for references to the past (often historical past, rather than earlier in a given discussion), particularly nostalgic.

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