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Definition of hark verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hark

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//hɑːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːrk//
 
[intransitive] (old use)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hark
BrE BrE//hɑːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːrk//
 
he / she / it harks
BrE BrE//hɑːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːrks//
 
past simple harked
BrE BrE//hɑːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːrkt//
 
past participle harked
BrE BrE//hɑːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɑːrkt//
 
-ing form harking
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrkɪŋ//
 
 
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used only as an order to tell somebody to listen Hark! I hear a step on the stair! Word Origin Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to German horchen, also to hearken. Phrasal Verbshark at somebodyhark back (to something)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hark