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English definition of “hark back to sth”

hark back to sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with hark   /hɑːk/ us    /hɑːrk/ (also hearken) old use

(REPEAT)

If someone harks back to something in the past, they talk about it again and again, often in a way that annoys other people: He's always harking back to his childhood and saying how things were better then.Remembering, reminding and remindersQuoting and making references

(BE SIMILAR)

If something harks back to something in the past, it is similar to it: The director's latest film harks back to the early years of cinema.Remembering, reminding and remindersQuoting and making references
(Definition of hark back to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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