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

     

    honk

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//hɒŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːŋk//
     
    , NAmE//hɔːŋk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they honk
    BrE BrE//hɒŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːŋk//
     
    , NAmE//hɔːŋk//
     
    he / she / it honks
    BrE BrE//hɒŋks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːŋks//
     
    , NAmE//hɔːŋks//
     
    past simple honked
    BrE BrE//hɒŋkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːŋkt//
     
    , NAmE//hɔːŋkt//
     
    past participle honked
    BrE BrE//hɒŋkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːŋkt//
     
    , NAmE//hɔːŋkt//
     
    -ing form honking
    BrE BrE//ˈhɒŋkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːŋkɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈhɔːŋkɪŋ//
     
    Motoring problems and accidents, Driving
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] if a car horn honks or you honk or honk the horn, the horn makes a loud noise synonym hoot honking taxis She rushed from the room at the sound of the taxi honking. honk at somebody/something Why did he honk at me? honk something People honked their horns as they drove past. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents, Driving
  2. 2[intransitive] when a goose honks, it makes a loud noise
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: imitative.
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