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English definition of “hark back to sth”

hark back to sth

(REPEAT) phrasal verb with hark     /hɑːk/ US  /hɑːrk/ verb [I] (also hearken) old use
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
(Definition of hark back to sth (REPEAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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